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

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

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Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans
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Folly and fortune in early British history
Title remainder
from Caesar to the Normans
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Kenneth G. Henshall
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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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Henshall, Kenneth G
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Great Britain
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Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans, Kenneth G. Henshall, (electronic book)
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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
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9780230583795
Extent
360 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9780230583795
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ill.
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Adobe Ebook Reader
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PDF
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Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans, Kenneth G. Henshall, (electronic book)
Publication
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
9780230583795
Extent
360 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230583795
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Adobe Ebook Reader
Type of computer file
PDF

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