Alfred the Great: The King and His England / Edition 1

Alfred the Great: The King and His England / Edition 1

by Eleanor Shipley Duckett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226167798

ISBN-13: 9780226167794

Pub. Date: 10/28/1958

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226167794
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/1958
Series:
Phoenix Bks.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.50(d)

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

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