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Alfred the Great: The King and His England

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Filled with drama and action, here is the story of the ninth-century life and times of Alfred—warrior, conqueror, lawmaker, scholar, and the only king whom England has ever called "The Great." Based on up-to-date information on ninth-century history, geography, philosophy, literature, and social life, it vividly presents exciting views of Alfred in every stage of his long career and leaves the reader with a sharply-etched picture of the world of the Middle Ages.

About the Author

Eleanor Shipley Duckett was for many years professor of classics at Smith College. Her many books include The Gateway to the Middle Ages, Anglo-Saxon Saints and Scholars, Alcuin: Friend of Charlemagne, and Saint Dunstan of Canterbury.

Table of Contents

1. Wessex before the Time of Alfred

2. The World of Alfred's Boyhood, 849-65

3. Alfred and His Brother, King Ethelred, 865-71

4. King Alfred and the Great War against the Danes, 871-86

5. King Alfred and His Rule in Wessex

6. King Alfred and His Scholars and Teachers

7. King Alfred and the Later War against the Danes, 892-96

8. King Alfred and His Earlier Translations

9. King Alfred and His Later Translations

10. King Alfred at Home

Brief List of Books

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226167794
Author:
Duckett, Eleanor
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Duckett, Eleanor
Author:
Duckett, Eleanor Shipley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Anglo-saxons
Subject:
Alfred, king of england, 849-899
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain Kings and rulers.
Subject:
Great Britain History Alfred, 871-899.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19581031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.03x5.35x.53 in. .56 lbs.

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