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Author Adams, Max, 1961- author.

Title In the land of giants : a journey through the Dark Ages / Max Adams.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  942.01 ADA    DUE 06-01-20
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    942.01 ADA    Available
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description xi, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Map on endpapers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-444).
Contents The kingdom of Dál Riata : Rothesay to Kilmartin -- Gilsland to Haltwhistle -- Marches : Telford to Wrexham -- Haltwhistle to Hotbank -- Looking for giants : London to Sutton Hoo -- Once Brewed to Warden Hill -- Eda Frandsen : Falmouth to Mallaig -- A Corbridge circular -- Heroes : Wareham to Yatton -- Walking on the Wall on the spot -- Time among the Britons : Anglesey to Bardsey Island -- The Tyme: Hexham to Ovingham -- Sense of place : Donegal -- Ovingham to Newcastle -- Speed : Meigle to Canterbury -- Newcastle to Jarrow -- midwinter : York to Whitby -- Postscript : Who are the British?.
Summary "The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored through material remnants but above all, landscapes. In the Land of Giants explores Britain's lost medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walk narratives form parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone."--Back cover.
Subject Adams, Max, 1961- -- Travel -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781681772189 (hardcover)
1681772183 (hardcover)

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