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A.D. 500: A Year in the Dark Ages

A.D. 500: A Year in the Dark Ages (Hardback, New title)

By Young, Simon

AD 500 is written as a practical survival guide for the use of civilised visitors to the barbaric islands of Britain and Ireland. It describes a journey which begins in Cornwall and continues through Wales and Ireland, then across to Scotland and eventually down to London and sou...thern Britain. The Romans have left, and the islands are now fought over by Irish, British Celts, Picts and Saxons. It is a dangerous world, full of tribal war. The British Celts are enthusiastic head-hunters, while the Saxon gods require regular blood sacrifices, animal and sometimes human. There are social pitfals too ( Do not make fun of the Celts' beliefs about Arthur'...The traveller must not fall asleep while a saga poem is being recited'...'Don't refuse a place in a Welsh collective bed') Cheviot bandits, bizarre forms of Christianity, boat burials, peculiar haircuts, human sacrifice, poetry competitions, slave markets, the legend of King Arthur - these are the realities of life in the sixth century AD.
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ISBN 9780297848059
Released NZ 1 Jul 2005
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Hardback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780297848059
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 1 Jul 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Young, Simon
Category World History
World History: C 500 To C 1500
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 207mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 909.07
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade