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Amy Faulkner, Francis Leneghan (eds) The Age of Alfred. Rethinking English Literary Culture c. 850-950 Brepols, 2024.. Hardback, 600 pages, Size:156 x 234 mm, Illustrations:18 b/w, 2 col., 5 tables b/w., Language:English. King Alfred the Great (r. 871-899) remains a key figure in English literary history. Although his reputation as a scholar who was personally responsible for the translation of a number of Latin works is no longer secure, the figure of the wise king nevertheless casts a long shadow over vernacular writing from the late ninth century through to the twelfth. This volume takes stock of recent developments and debates in the field of Alfredian scholarship and showcases new directions in research. Individual chapters consider how English authors before, during, and after Alfred's reign translated and adapted Latin works, often in innovative and imaginative ways. Other contributions provide new contexts and connections for Alfredian writing, highlighting the work of Mercian scholars and expanding the corpus beyond the works traditionally attributed to the king himself. Together, these essays force us to rethink what we mean by 'Alfredian' and to revise the literary history of the 'long ninth century'. EUR 140.00 Verder winkelen In winkelwagen

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