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The Resource The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great : A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser, by Alfred P. Smyth, (electronic resource)

The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great : A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser, by Alfred P. Smyth, (electronic resource)

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The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great : A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser
Title
The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great
Title remainder
A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser
Statement of responsibility
by Alfred P. Smyth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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Smyth, Alfred P
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain-History
  • Europe-History-476-1492
  • Historiography
  • History, Ancient
Label
The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great : A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser, by Alfred P. Smyth, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230287228
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-0-230-28722-8
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 280 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780230287228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681923900
Label
The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great : A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser, by Alfred P. Smyth, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230287228
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-0-230-28722-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 280 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780230287228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681923900

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