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Alfred the Great : Asser's Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources

Author: John Asser; Simon Keynes; Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1983.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography Early works to 1800
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Biography
Named Person: Alfred, King of England; Alfred, King of England.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Asser; Simon Keynes; Michael Lapidge
ISBN: 0140444092 9780140444094
OCLC Number: 10380574
Notes: Translation of: De rebus gestis Aelfredi.
Includes index.
Description: 368 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Asser's Life of King Alfred --
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle --
Extracts from the writings of King Alfred --
Miscellaneous sources for the reign of King Alfred --
Appendix I: Alfred and the cakes --
Appendix II: The Alfred jewel.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: De Rebus gestis Aelfredi.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge.

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"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].

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