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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles by Anne Savage

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

by Anne Savage

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This is the coffee table book conflation of the five principal versions of the Chronicle. The illustrations are good, and the genealogies are sometimes masterpieces of the heralds ability to please the customer. You have to fudge it a bit when the desire is to have both Adam and Odin as your ancestor! Quote from the Garmonsway collection for scholarly credit, however. ( )
2 vote DinadansFriend | Oct 12, 2013 |
This edition of the chronicles (journal) written by Anglo Saxons from the seventh to eleventh centuries is especially valuable for the sidebars and excellent illustrations. If you want to own a copy of the Chronicles, get this one! ( )
  LichenCraig | Feb 4, 2012 |
GB/UK/Great Britain - History - To 1066 - Chronology/Great Britain - History - Norman period, 1066-1154 - Chronology
  SGSLibrary | Aug 16, 2010 |
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, as translated by Anne Savage, are a very important historical source document for the history of Britain. The Chroniclers wrote their manuscripts in the late 9th century, and heavily relied on the works of the Venerable Bede for the historical events prior to their time. Everything afterwards, the Chroniclers wrote with gusto--the events of kings, the gradual rise of Christianity, the invasions of the Vikings (Danes) and the Normans in 1066. Everything that the Chroniclers documented -- from royal feuds to the "bearded star" or Haley's Comet flashing in the skies, everything was important to them and to their individuality. Savage translates a wonderful narrative that captures the essence of what it was like living in Anglo-Saxon England. ( )
1 vote philae_02 | Apr 18, 2010 |
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Particularly, do not combine the translations by Rev. James Ingram, Anne Savage, or Michael Swanton, as they differ significantly.
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From the Roman occupation to the coronation of Henry II, a thousand years of English history are recorded in the Anglo-Saxon chronicles. Translated into modern prose by Anne Savage, and accompanied by informative commentary, the voices of old speak from the pages of this accessible book, providing an insight into life as it really was in England during this period.Lavishly illustrated, the book features maps of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and Norman territories, as well as useful diagrams depicting the Royal lines of descent.… (more)

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