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The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great [PDF / EPUB] The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great This book is a comprehensive study of political thought at the court of King Alfred the Great It explains the extraordinary burst of royal learned activity focused on inventive translations from Lat This book is a comprehensive study of Thought of Kindle Ñ political thought at the court of King Alfred the Great It explains the extraordinary burst of royal The Political eBook Ý learned activity focused on inventive translations from Latin into Old English attributed to Alfred s own authorship A full exploration of context establishes these texts Political Thought of PDF/EPUB ì as part of a single discourse which placed Alfred himself at the heart of all rightful power and authority A major theme is the relevance of Frankish and other European experiences, as sources of expertise and shared concerns, and for important contrasts with Alfredian thought and behaviour Part I assesses Alfred s rule against West Saxon structures, showing the centrality of the royal household in the operation of power Part II offers an intimate analysis of the royal texts, developing far reaching implications for Alfredian kingship, communication and court culture Comparative in approach, the book places Alfred s reign at the forefront of wider European trends in aristocratic life.

    The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great eBook of Frankish and other European experiences, as sources of expertise and shared concerns, and for important contrasts with Alfredian thought and behaviour Part I assesses Alfred s rule against West Saxon structures, showing the centrality of the royal household in the operation of power Part II offers an intimate analysis of the royal texts, developing far reaching implications for Alfredian kingship, communication and court culture Comparative in approach, the book places Alfred s reign at the forefront of wider European trends in aristocratic life."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 436 pages
  • The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great
  • David Pratt
  • English
  • 08 July 2018
  • 0521803500

About the Author: David Pratt

David Pratt is a Fellow in History Thought of Kindle Ñ at Downing College Cambridge Librarian note This is not the only author by this name in the The Political eBook Ý database See authors with similar names.