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The sword in Anglo-Saxon England its archaeology and literature by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson

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Published by Boydell Press in Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, Rochester, NY, USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England,
  • England.

Subjects:

  • English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.,
  • Swords, Medieval, in literature.,
  • Swords, Medieval -- England.,
  • Anglo-Saxons.,
  • England -- Antiquities.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementHilda Ellis Davidson ; illustrated by Ewart Oakeshott.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA152 .D36 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 237, [2] p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1080993M
ISBN 100851153550
LC Control Number94004513

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