The Britons / Christopher A. Snyder.

By: Snyder, Christopher A. (Christopher Allen), 1966-Material type: TextTextSeries: Peoples of Europe: Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003Description: xvi, 331 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 063122260X (alk. paper); 9780631222606 (alk. paper); 0631222626 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780631222620 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Britons | Great Britain -- Civilization -- To 1066 | Great Britain -- Antiquities, Celtic | Great Britain -- History -- To 449 | Celts -- Great Britain | Druids and druidism | Arthur, KingDDC classification: 941.004916 LOC classification: DA140 | .S73 2003Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
Part 1: Romans and Britons -- Part 2: The Brittonic age -- Part 3: A people divided -- Part 4: Conquest, survival, and revival.
Review: "This book provides a fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. It draws on both archaeological and written evidence to trace the development of the distinct culture of the Britons that survived nearly four centuries of Roman rule and has been revived and celebrated by generations ever since."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-317) and index.

Part 1: Romans and Britons -- Part 2: The Brittonic age -- Part 3: A people divided -- Part 4: Conquest, survival, and revival.

"This book provides a fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. It draws on both archaeological and written evidence to trace the development of the distinct culture of the Britons that survived nearly four centuries of Roman rule and has been revived and celebrated by generations ever since."--Jacket.

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Snyder (Marymount Univ.) has written an engaging introduction to what is currently known of the British people from the late Iron Age to the Middle Ages, beginning with the earliest archaeological evidence for settlement of the Isles, through the Celtic, Roman, and Saxon times, and the Norman Conquest. The focus is on the British Celts of Great Britain, and Snyder is primarily interested in how those people came to dominate the isles until they were themselves dominated, first by the Saxons, then the Normans. The book is broken down into discreet chronological sections. The final part deals with the impact of the Normans and British on each other, with particular emphasis on the campaigns of Edward I in Wales. Snyder also examines how British literature served to tie the British people together with a common heritage in the face of foreign domination. This is a concise, clearly written, and well-researched book suitable for many different levels, from general readers and undergraduate students through researchers and faculty. The bibliography is extensive, the maps very helpful, and this reviewer found the "Chronology of Events" very informative, along with the table in chapter 12 detailing the linguistic developments of the Celtic languages. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels and collections. D. M. Hall Lake Erie College

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Christopher A. Snyder is Associate Professor of European History and Chair of the Department of History and Politics at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

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