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Author Asser, John, -909.

Uniform Title De Rebus gestis Aelfredi. English
Title Alfred the Great : Asser's Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources / translated with an introduction and notes by Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge.

Publication Info. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1983.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  942.0164 Al29Ba 1983    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Note Translation of: De rebus gestis Aelfredi.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-359) and index.
Summary "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 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, King Alfred's laws, his will and extracts from his own writings"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Alfred, King of England, 849-899.
Anglo-Saxons -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899 -- Sources.
Alfred, King of England, 849-899. (OCoLC)fst00055879
Anglo-Saxons. (OCoLC)fst00808980
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 871-899
Genre/Form History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Added Author Keynes, Simon.
Lapidge, Michael.
ISBN 0140444092 (pbk.)
9780140444094 (pbk.)

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