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Selected Sources: Anglo-Saxon England


Britain after the Romans

  • Non-Textual and Material Sources
    Documentary and historiographical sources are very limited for much of the Anglo-Saxon period. The term "Anglo-Saxon" is very open to question.. Increasingly in recent years those who reconstruct the past have lookec to non-textual and material sources. This can include traditional archaeolog based on excavations, as well as much newer biogenetic data derived from the DNA of living people and from the ancient DNA (aDNA) extracted from the bones of people and animals buried at the time. Lingustic and place name data have long been important, as has lanscape history. All these types of "material sources" have been enhanced by information technology and are quite different from the textual sources which are the focus here. Links here are to examples of this kind of "source."
  • Maps [Internet Archive version here]
    A useful collection.
  • Map: The End of Roman Rule in Britain, 383–410 [Wikipedia]
  • Roman Historians on the End of Roman Britain c. 411

  • WEB For Arthurian texts, not collected here, see the Camelot Project and especially the Camelot Project Author Menu for beautifully presented, introduced, and annotated texts of:
    • The Alliterative Morte Arthure
    • Annales Cambriae (Annals of Wales), Arthurian References in (c. 960-980)
    • The Avowyng of Arthur
    • The Awntyrs off Arthur
    • The Carle of Carlisle
    • Culwch and Olwen (translated by Lady Charlotte Guest as Kilhwch and Olwen)
    • The Greene Knight
    • The Jeaste of Sir Gawain
    • King Arthur and King Cornwall
    • The Knightly Tale of Gologras and Gawain
    • Lancelot of the Laik
    • The Marriage of Sir Gawain
    • Sir Gawain and the Carle of Carlisle
    • Sir Perceval of Galles
    • Sir Tristrem
    • Stanzaic Morte Arthur
    • The Turke and Sir Gawain
    • The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle
    • A selection of post medieval-Arthurian literature [Tennyson, Emerson, Swinbourne and so on.]

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