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By Timothy Reuter

1999 marked the eleven-hundredth anniversary of the loss of life of Alfred the nice, and to mark this occasion, foreign meetings have been held to reassess and contextualise Alfred's achievements and the advancements of his reign. This quantity contains papers given at either occasions and gives enormous checks, via major students, of problems with source-criticism, of the big corpus of previous English literature linked to Alfred and of advancements in govt and society in overdue ninth-century England. It additionally explores how Alfred and his country with regards to the broader geo-political and cultural state of affairs within the British isles and continental Europe, and closes with a considerable survey of the makes use of and shifts in Alfred's acceptance within the centuries following his loss of life. This titanic and large ranging quantity becomes a regular reference paintings for someone attracted to outdated English literature or Anglo-Saxon heritage, and should set the trend of destiny scholarly debate.

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