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The Resource Alfred the Great, Barbara Yorke, (electronic resource)

Alfred the Great, Barbara Yorke, (electronic resource)

Label
Alfred the Great
Title
Alfred the Great
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Yorke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why is Alfred "the Great?" A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identity and pioneered English as a written language. He is the first Englishman for whom a biography survives, so we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over 1,000 years ago. A slightly longer answer would say that things are a bit more complicated, and that one reason Alfred seems to be so "great" was that he made sure we were told that he was. To get the measure of Alfred we need to look at what he actually managed to achieve. Can we resurrect the "real" King Alfred? Even if we have to part company with some of the Victorian adulation, we are still left with a pretty impressive and surprising person
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yorke, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 942.0164092
  • 942.0164092
Index
no index present
LC call number
D21
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Pocket giants
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alfred
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Alfred the Great, Barbara Yorke, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2MzY5NQ==
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750963695
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750963695
  • (Sirsi) b1459394
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Alfred the Great, Barbara Yorke, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2MzY5NQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750963695
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750963695
  • (Sirsi) b1459394
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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