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By John Baker, Stuart Brookes

Because the name indicates, past the Burghal Hidage takes the research of Anglo-Saxon civil defence clear of conventional old and archaeological fields, and makes use of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary method of study conflict and public responses to organised violence via their effect at the panorama. by way of bringing jointly the facts from a variety of archaeological, onomastic and historic assets, the authors may be able to reconstruct advanced strategic and armed forces landscapes, and to teach how very important certain wisdom of early medieval infrastructure and communications is to our realizing of Anglo-Saxon preparedness for battle, and to the situating of significant protective works inside their wider strategic context. the result's an important and far-reaching re-examination of the evolution of overdue Anglo-Saxon shielding arrangements.

Winner of the 2013 Verbruggen prize, given each year by means of De Re Militari society for for the simplest publication on medieval army historical past.

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