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Smyth, Alfred P.

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Works: 34 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 3,935 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Church history  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Other, Editor, Composer
Classifications: DA153, B
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Most widely held works by Alfred P Smyth
King Alfred the Great by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warrior, law-giver, and scholar, Alfred the Great was an extraordinarily gifted and highly successful king, pushing back the Vikings to preserve what is now thought of as the heart of England. The author provides a detailed examination of the much-disputed medieval biography of King Alfred, attributed to the king's tutor, Asser. Professor Smyth argues that Asser's Life is a medieval forgery; a revelation with profound implications for our understanding of the whole of Anglo-Saxon history. The book also contains major studies on the writings of this gifted king, on the controversial charters of his reign, and on the origins of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Professor Smyth shows the Chronicle to have been much more closely connected with the court of King Alfred than has hitherto been allowed, and suggests a new date for the completion of the earliest Alfredian section of the Chronicle
Warlords and holy men : Scotland, AD 80-1000 by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandinavian kings in the British Isles, 850-880 by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval Europeans : studies in ethnic identity and national perspectives in Medieval Europe by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Medieval Europeans, a team of leading scholars in the fields of medieval literature and history examines the origins of the European ethnic groups that subsequently developed into the nations of Europe
Celtic Leinster : towards an historical geography of early Irish civilization, A.D. 500-1600 by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The medieval life of King Alfred the Great : a translation and commentary on the text attributed to Asser by John Asser ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
A biographical dictionary of dark age Britain : England, Scotland, and Wales, c. 500-c. 1050 by Ann Williams ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandinavian York and Dublin : the history and archaeology of two related Viking kingdoms by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seanchas : studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history, and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-Saxons : studies presented to Cyril Roy Hart ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The earliest Arthurian texts : Greek and Latin sources of the medieval tradition by Graham Anderson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faith, famine and fatherland in the Irish Midlands : perceptions of a priest and historian Anthony Cogan 1826-1872 by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains biographical material on Anthony Cogan and pedigree charts of the Cogan and Conyngham families
The earliest Irish annals: their first contemporary entries, and the earliest centres of recording by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandinavian York and Dublin : the history and archaeology of two related Viking kingdoms by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seanchas : essays in early and medieval archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical dictionary of Dark Age Britain : England, Scotland and Wales from c500-c1000 by Ann Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandinavian York and Dublin by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The common origin of the Scandinavian kingdoms of York and Dublin by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Laigin, or Early Leinstermen by Alfred P Smyth ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new history of Scotland ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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