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The Resource Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans, Kenneth Henshall, (electronic book)

Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans, Kenneth Henshall, (electronic book)

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Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans
Title
Folly and fortune in early British history
Title remainder
from Caesar to the Normans
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Henshall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Folly and Fortune in Early British History attempts to restore human beings, with all their vagaries, to a central role in history. The emphasis is on human foolishness as a driver of history, including epochal turning-points. Many historians believe it impossible to evaluate folly in a bygone era, but Henshall disagrees, and assesses key actions from the perspective of Chaos Theory -- that is, the degree of predictability of outcome. This also highlights the occasional role of luck. The context is Britain between 55 BC and 1066. Among others, the actions of Caesar, Boudica, Vortigern, Aethelred, and Harold Godwineson are examined, and popular assumptions about the wisdom or foolishness of certain historical figures are shown to be unjustified. There are also question sections about the outcome of key events, the aim of which is to encourage readers to put themselves in those historical events and consider alternative actions
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digitized
Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henshall, Kenneth G
Dewey number
941.01
Index
index present
LC call number
DA152
LC item number
.H46 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folly
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans, Kenneth Henshall, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Tables and Illustrations -- Preface: About This Book -- Introduction: Humans, History, Folly, and Fortune -- The Roman Eagle Lands -- The Coming of the Pagans -- The Improbable Norman Conquest -- So Just How Foolish or Fortunate Have We Been? -- Appendix I: The Question of Arthur -- Appendix II: Timeline -- Appendix III: Chronology of Kings and Overlords of England from the Anglo-Saxon Advent to the Norman Conquest -- Bibliography of References
Control code
SPR314773412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230583795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230583795
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans, Kenneth Henshall, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Tables and Illustrations -- Preface: About This Book -- Introduction: Humans, History, Folly, and Fortune -- The Roman Eagle Lands -- The Coming of the Pagans -- The Improbable Norman Conquest -- So Just How Foolish or Fortunate Have We Been? -- Appendix I: The Question of Arthur -- Appendix II: Timeline -- Appendix III: Chronology of Kings and Overlords of England from the Anglo-Saxon Advent to the Norman Conquest -- Bibliography of References
Control code
SPR314773412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230583795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230583795
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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