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Woden's Warriors: Warfare, Beliefs, Arms and Armour in Northern Europe during the 6-7th Cent (New)

by Mortimer, Paul

Publisher: Anglo-Saxon Books

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 9781898281603, 1898281602

$90.00

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This book explores some of the ideas and resources used by warriors in Anglo-Saxon England and Northern Europe during the 6th and 7th centuries.

This was a time of great change following a period of migration. Warrior kings and their followers gave expression to their status and wealth through the creation of embellished war gear made with great craftsmanship and artistry. It was a time when traditional beliefs and power structures faced challenges from a centralised and powerful Church. In the turmoil of the time, traditional ideas about identity and belief were mingling with new Christian values.

The aim of this book is to provide a glimpse of what it was like to be part of a warrior society. The author looks in detail at the weapons and armour used, and the attitudes and beliefs that inspired the warriors and shaped their societies. 304p, 305 b/w & colour illus

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