In the Land of Giants

In the Land of Giants

A Journey Through the Dark Ages

Book - 2016 | First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
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The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's "Dark Ages" can still be explored through their material remnants: architecture, books, metalwork, and, above all, landscapes.Max Adams explores Britain's lost early medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill, and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey, and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walking narratives form free-standing chapters as well as parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone.Part travelogue, part expert reconstruction, In the Land of Giants offers a beautifully written insight into the lives of peasants, drengs, ceorls, thanes, monks, knights, and kings during an enigmatic but richly exciting period of Britain's history.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781681772189
Branch Call Number: 942.01 Ada
Characteristics: xi, 444 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm

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