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Asser, John -909

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Works: 86 works in 290 publications in 7 languages and 4,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Contributor
Classifications: DA153, 942.01
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Most widely held works by John Asser
Asser's Life of King Alfred together with the Annals of Saint Neots erroneously ascribed to Asser by John Asser ( Book )
74 editions published between 1904 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented to Lincoln Training College in memory of Mary Humphreys-Edwards
Alfred the Great : Asser's Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources by John Asser ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Asser's Life of King Alfred, written in 893, is a revealing account of one of the greatest medieval kings. Composed by a monk of St David's in Wales...this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies...chronicling his battles against Viking invaders and his struggle to increase the strength and knowledge of this people, and to unite them at a time of conflict, uncertainty and war. This edition also includes other contemporary sources, including annals from the The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, King Alfred's laws, his will and extracts from his own writings"--Cover p. [4]
Life of King Alfred by John Asser ( Book )
11 editions published between 1908 and 1966 in English and held by 471 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 )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 312 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
Six old English chronicles by J. A Giles ( Book )
5 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communications to T.G. Bramston, Esq. M.P. and members of both Houses for preventing frauds to the manufacturers and growers of wheat by John Asser ( )
8 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ælfredi Regis res gestæ by John Asser ( )
11 editions published in 1574 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annales rerum gestarum Ælfredi Magni auctore Asserio Menevensi, recensuit Franciscus Wise, A.M. Coll. Trin. Soc by John Asser ( )
9 editions published in 1722 in Latin and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six old English chronicles : of which two are now first translated from the monkish Latin originals by J. A Giles ( Book )
7 editions published between 1866 and 1891 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annales rerum gestarum Ælfredi Magni by John Asser ( Book )
7 editions published in 1722 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire du roi Alfred by John Asser ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in French and Latin and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfred le Grand, roi anglo-saxon de la fin du IXe siècle, est aussi célèbre (et méconnu) outre-Manche que peut l'être en France un Clovis. Souverain et chef de guerre confronté aux invasions vikings, mais aussi auteur et traducteur marqué par le legs de la renaissance carolingienne, Alfred est un des personnages du haut Moyen Âge sur lesquels nous sommes le mieux renseignés. Devenu au cours des siècles une figure paternelle et tutélaire de l'Angleterre, il a été appelé père de la nation, des libertés et de la prose anglaises, et même de la Royal Navy. Or la plupart des récits, authentiques ou légendaires, qui circulent à son sujet, ont leur origine dans la biographie attribuée à un de ses conseillers, l'évêque gallois Asser. Connue par un unique manuscrit des environs de l'an mil détruit par un incendie en 1731, l'œuvre a fait l'objet de cinq éditions depuis le XVIe siècle. Peu diffusée au Moyen Âge, altérée et interpolée à plusieurs reprises à la Renaissance, l'Histoire du roi Alfred a aussi été au centre de nombreuses controverses portant sur son authenticité même. L'édition la plus récente, celle de W.H. Stevenson, date de 1904 et n'a pas été dépassée. Le présent volume propose donc, en regard de son texte, la première traduction française de cette œuvre importante pour la compréhension du IXe siècle anglo-saxon, mais aussi de l'identité anglaise au-delà du Moyen Âge et jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Alban Gautier est maître de conférences à l'université du Littoral - Côte d'Opale (Boulogne-sur-mer) et membre de l'Institut universitaire de France. Présentation : http://www.librairieguillaumebude.com/article-le-22-aout-asser-histoire-du-roi-alfred-119536923.html
Life of King Alfred : together with the annals of Saint Neots by John Asser ( Book )
16 editions published between 1904 and 1959 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ælfredi Regis res gestæ ( )
1 edition published in 1574 in Latin and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Chronicle of Fabius Ethelwerd. Asser's Annals of King Alfred. The Book of Hyde. The Chronicles of John Wallingford. The history of Ingulf. Gaimar by Joseph Stevenson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglica, Normannica, Hibernica, Cambrica, a veteribvs scripta ... by William Camden ( Book )
3 editions published in 1603 in Latin and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfred the Great : Asser's Life of Alfred and other contemporary sources by John Asser ( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglica, Normannica, Hibernica, Cambrica, a veteribus scripta by William Camden ( Book )
3 editions published in 1603 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Asker, Johannes ca. -909/910
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