Beyond the Burghal Hidage wins 2013 Verbruggen Prize


56878During the De Re Militari Business Meeting, held at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, it was announced that this year’s winner of the Verbruggen Prize for the best book on medieval military history is:

Beyond the Burghal Hidage. Anglo-Saxon Civil Defence in the Viking Age, by John Baker and Stuart Brookes (Leiden: Brill, 2013)

In awarding the prize, John France, chair of Verbruggen Prize Committee, states “The book brings together all kinds of evidence–historical, archaeological and onomastic–to provide an understanding of how the Anglo-Saxon state actually managed its defence. It is genuinely original and a fascinating read, with wider implications for the way in which medieval states managed warfare.”

Click here to learn more about the Verbruggen Prize.


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