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By Timothy Reuter

1999 marked the eleven-hundredth anniversary of the demise of Alfred the good, and to mark this occasion, overseas meetings have been held to reassess and contextualise Alfred's achievements and the advancements of his reign. This quantity comprises papers given at either occasions and gives gigantic checks, through prime students, of problems with source-criticism, of the massive corpus of previous English literature linked to Alfred and of advancements in executive and society in overdue ninth-century England. It additionally explores how Alfred and his nation concerning the broader geo-political and cultural scenario 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 This gigantic and huge ranging quantity becomes a regular reference paintings for a person drawn to outdated English literature or Anglo-Saxon historical past, and may set the trend of destiny scholarly debate.

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