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Ng else Very little is known about some f these characters but it doesn t really matter My ne criticism is that the book feels rather padded ut in places An interesting book in places but "vague in thers It would have been helpful to clarify that the author was using saint to "in thers It would have been helpful to clarify that the author was using saint to to those venerated as such by their contemporaries and immediate successors rather than the fficially canonised saints we recognise today at the start f the book rather than the end starting the chapter n Bede by explaining that he is not generally viewed as a saint gives the appearance that the author has forgotten the topic n which they re writingThere is also a disturbing authorial and editorial On Riemanns Theory of Algebraic Functions and Their Integrals oversight in that the book states PaulSaulf Tarsus was a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity that such an easily verifiable fact is wrong he was a Jewish tentmaker who had Roman citizenship does beg uestions about the veracity Achtung ... U-Boats Passing: A Saga of War at Sea (Vol. 2) of the text It has to be said that Dr Janina Ramirez s books has a slightly misleading title but it is fascinating and informative read nonethelessThis book primarily focusesn ten saints spanning between the fourth and tenth centuries and placing them within the context Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat of their environments Focusingn events that influenced them Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home or that they I turn influenced It also highlights what a diverse and complex history the British Isles has As she states in the last chapter there is no historyf the English Welsh r Scots but rather a merging web where different races intermarry coexist an integrateour notion f identity are firmly imprinted with concepts f countries geographical boundaries and religious affiliations yet the early medieval period can be instructive in terms f eroding the importance f these distinctions Highly recommende A fascinating book about several saints from Anglo Saxon times I ve tagged it as religion but it wears its religion very lightlyReally it s a romp through several hundred years f Anglo Saxon cultural history using the lives Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls of these saints as a device Clever approach because apart from a very few kings it s these saints that are the most well known peoplef that era And in a sense it s all about St Bede Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer or the Venerable Bede I m an atheist and didn t find the religious element jarred at all well it did because I can t help thinking about hermits anchorites and enclosed monks and nuns what a wastef a life and the author at ne point hints that nowadays we would uestion a life and the author at ne point hints that nowadays we would uestion mental stabilityUntil very recently I have known very little at all about Anglo Saxons A Ladybird book about King Alfred and a rather fleeting mention in Primary School history as the gap between Romans and Normans but I ve read a couple Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) of relevant books recently and seen a TV programmer two and the so called Dark Ages are emerging into the light for me I read it chapter by chapter interspersed by various fiction but if I had sat down and read it how I read fiction I m sure it would have been finished in three evenings I suppose it counts as popular history Janina Ramirez appears ften n ur TV screens and that helps give a high profile to her books I don t really know where I sit n the intellectual ladder The Secret Child of history student I have abandonedr suffered academic history books because Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook of their dire proser their ponderous style And I ve despaired at so called history books written by posh ladies who read English at Oxbridge and lack the analytical skills to create proper contextSo I guess this is about my level especially for "a period about which I know so little Probably if you already have a broad knowledge f "period about which I know so little Probably if you already have a broad knowledge f Saxon times it will be a bit broadbrush On the ther hand I like history a lot now that it has moved away from lists f battles and dates This isn t exactly social history r sociology and doesn t really examine the lives f the Death by Inferior Design ordinary people but it really does give a feelf that society Dr Janina Ramirez now uite well acknowledged as a Television historian and broadcaster ver the past decade r so crafts a history Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 of the most well known Anglo Saxon and Celtic Christian Saints starting from the fourth century right up until the eleventh century AD in a period commonly known as the Dark Ages due to a lackf written records f this. England Taking them from their heavenly status to the human level Oxford art historian and BBC presenter Dr Janina Ramirez explores the real lives. A good book in principle about an interesting subject but unfortunately it was very shallow n detail I understand that for a

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of people s not a lot f detail available but it still felt very much like I was just getting my teeth into the story A Philosophy of Cinematic Art ofne person when the next was introduced The verall effect was rather unsatisfyingIn particular there were of ne person when the next was introduced The White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs overall effect was rather unsatisfyingIn particular there wereccasions when a section purported to be about a particular saint but the majority f it was about ther historical figures who were in a similar category for that saint It felt like the subject matter would have been accurately represented by either shorter chapters Scab or the chapters being named after categories rather than saintsAlso I was somewhat uncomfortable about the statement that the early Christians were a lot like ISIS I know Ramirez meant in termsf the intensity In a World Created by a Drunken God of their faith but what It took me longer than I expected to read this because it is very badly written in the customary humanities stylef today ie too much verbiage in terms Indo No Kao of in the contextf poorly constructed sentences and several clich s n every page The bad writing is not nly a distraction from the content it Giant Peach Yodel oftenbscures it Sometimes she expresses herself so poorly that I don t know what the hell she is trying to say Sinai and Zion other times she will enunciate the same thoughtften a banality up to three different ways n the same page It reminds me f Ernie Wise s badly written plays n the Morecambe and Wise Show It is like some fraud pretending to be a scholar yet she is a lecturer at Oxford University It strikes me that she has a similar sort f mind to that f Karl Marx she is not a poet but she thinks poetically rather than logically She reminds me f some contemporary feminists too whose contributions to theory are like bad poetry The book was by turns interesting and boring I am not sure how much Iniquity of the boredom was due to the stylef writing rather than to the subject matter After all if it takes so many words to say so little ne is bound to start dropping ff The book would be much better if it was a uarter f *the length It is a shame because someone who can write *length It is a shame because someone who can write who can get clear about things and then explain them clearly could have made this a very interesting book As it is I am disappointed that I paid than 11 for the damned thing A really good book about the Anglo Saxon period as told via the frame f the rock stars Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) of their day the saints I really enjoyed Ram rez s taken the evidence and was particularly interested to learn how Bede consigned the raven as a key supporting figure in Anglo Saxon pagan folklore to the dustbin Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook of mythological history with simple flickf his editorial uill when reviewing the bible story f Noah in a translated manuscript If I have any criticism f t 35 5It is my innate liking Livin' de Life of Anglo Saxon Britain which makes me rate this at 355 rather than any particular strengthf the book Indeed I think that while it is an illuminating look into many people who The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter otherwise do not get a deserved mention in secular histories the look into every individual here is uite shallow and generally basedn a well known story Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki or feature Rarely do we encounter even a conjecturef what their private life was like and even where the author s mention Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of interesting results is common these results are communicated down to the reader in a very poor mannerAt the same time the author also draws attention to a lotf topics I have never thought about before and for this this work is really enjoyable This connective style is very good for the reader for whom the 16th century is aligned with the 8th and the various regions The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of England with their continental euivalents This comprehensiveverview allows for a good general verview f what was going n even if the details remain in the shadeOverall I would recommend this even though it could have been called something else The treatise here also ponders the meaning f sanctity and that is always a topic worth dwelling upon Originally posted here This is an interesting way f tackling Anglo Saxon history Ramirez puts the saints in the cultural and religious context f their time to show the development f Christianity and its influence n politics the arts and everythi. Skulduggery power struggles and politics The Private Lives Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of the Saintsffers an Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars original and fascinating re examinationf life in Anglo Saxon.

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