20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This interdisciplinary module seeks to reconstruct an understanding of Anglo-Saxon England from the end of the Roman Empire in the early fifth century to advent of the Viking Age. There exists a modern-day notion that the `Anglo-Saxons' were the first people identifiable as `English', developing in isolation from Continental Europe. This module will break down the misconceptions of Britain's `Anglo-Saxon' past through the analysis and interpretation of written sources and archaeological evidence, including material culture and scientific data. It will explore the people and their beliefs, and will demonstrate that Anglo-Saxon England was intricately connected to the wider European and Mediterranean world.

Staff Contact: WILLMOTT HUGH B
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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