Beyond the Burghal Hidage : Anglo-Saxon civil defence in the Viking age /

Beyond the Burghal Hidage takes the study of Anglo-Saxon civil defence away from traditional historical and archaeological fields, and uses a groundbreaking interdisciplinary approach to examine warfare and public responses to organised violence through their impact on the landscape.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baker, John T. (Medieval historian)
Other Authors: Brookes, Stuart.
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series:History of warfare ; v. 84.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures and Tables; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Anglo-Saxon civil defence: theory and historical context; Introduction: Why Study Civil Defence?; A Place for Civil Defence in State-Formation Theory ; Previous Work; Historical Overview; Beyond the Burghal Hidage; Terminology; 2. Characterizing Anglo-Saxon civil defence (Fortifications); Introduction: Archaeological Correlates for Militarism; Middle Anglo-Saxon Defensive Sites; Archaeological Evidence for Burghal Hidage Sites; Naming Anglo-Saxon Strongholds.
  • Minor Defended Sites, Burgates, Turriform Churches, and Anglo-Saxon TowersDiscussion; Conclusions; 3. Characterising Anglo-Saxon civil defence (Communications); Introduction; Infrastructure and Communications; Information; The Venues of Warfare; Discussion; 4. The Kennet; Introduction; Defensive Sites of the Kennet Region; Roads and Intervisibility; Discussion; 5. Connections and Obstructions: The Thames in Anglo-Saxon Military Strategy; Introduction; The Strategic Landscape of the Thames; Discussion; Conclusion: The Development of the Thames System; 6. The defence of Kent; Introduction.
  • The Evidence for Civil DefenceDiscussion; Conclusions and Wider Implications; 7. Civil defence and the English State, 800-1016; Introduction; Civil Defence: Strategy, Territoriality, and Royal Authority; Wider Implications; Bibliography; Index.