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Alfred The Great

Author : Richard Abels
ISBN : 9781317900405
Genre : History
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This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and a passionate scholar whose piety and intellectual curiosity led him to sponsor a cultural and spiritual renaissance. Alfred's victories on the battlefield and his sweeping administrative innovations not only preserved his native Wessex from viking conquest, but began the process of political consolidation that would culminate in the creation of the kingdom of England. Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England strips away the varnish of later interpretations to recover the historical Alfredpragmatic, generous, brutal, pious, scholarly within the context of his own age.

Alfred S Wars

Author : Ryan Lavelle
ISBN : 9781843837398
Genre : History
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Collection of source material and crucial interpretations, offering a comprehensive guide to Anglo-Saxon warfare.

Fortifications In Wessex C 800 1066

Author : Ryan Lavelle
ISBN : 9781782005513
Genre : History
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The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of Early Medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was a series of some 30 well-structured fortifications (known as burhs) across the kingdom. Many of these fortifications survive to this day and some were even reinforced to stand up to German tanks in the expected invasion of 1940. This title describes their beginnings in the turbulent early years of Alfred's reign as well as their subsequent development and use.

The Rise Of The Medieval World 500 1300

Author : Jana K. Schulman
ISBN : 0313308179
Genre : History
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Over 400 figures are presented for their significant contributions to the literature, religion, philosophy, education, or politics that influenced the development and culture of the Medieval world.

The Anglo Saxon Chancery

Author : Ben Snook
ISBN : 9781783270064
Genre : History
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An exploration of Anglo-Saxon charters, bringing out their complexity and highlighting a range of broad implications.

Aethelstan

Author : Sarah Foot
ISBN : 9780300160376
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Anglo Saxon World

Author : Nicholas Higham
ISBN : 9780300125344
Genre : History
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Presents the Anglo-Saxon period of English history from the fifth century up to the late eleventh century, covering such events as the spread of Christianity, the invasions of the Vikings, the composition of Beowulf, and the Battle of Hastings.

The Medieval Life Of King Alfred The Great

Author : A. Smyth
ISBN : 9780230287228
Genre : History
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Very few King's earn the appellation 'Great'. Alfred is the only English King honoured with this name and is credited with various successes (the foundation of a navy, English education system and religious revival). His memory looms large in the English Imagination. The medieval 'Life' of King Alfred of Wessex purports to be written by Asser, a monk in the King's service. This account of one of England's best loved and most famous kings has been accepted as offering evidence on most aspects of life in early medieval England and beyond. It was used in Victorian times to create a 'Cult' of Alfred. Alfred Smyth offers a carefully annotated translation of the 'Life' together with a long commentary. He argues that the 'Life' is a forgery which has profound implications not only for our understanding of the early English and medieval past but also for the nature of biography and history. This close scholarly rendering of the text allows the reader access to the intricacies of medieval history.

Authorizing Versions The Courtly Politics Of Biblical Translation

Author : Margaret C. Worley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026293725
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Asser S Life Of King Alfred

Author : John Asser
ISBN : UOM:39015063799707
Genre : Anglo-Saxons
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