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King Alfred in Anglo Norman Histories: Disorder and the Danish Wars

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This paper asks how and why Anglo Norman writers in England (c. 1120–1150) narrated the Danish wars of the late ninth century and King Alfred’s role as a military general. It examines their accounts of defensive maneuvers in which Alfred was engaged against the Danes, both before and during his reign, in particular the key points at which these chroniclers deviated visibly from their sources. Several of these literary changes have been seen as points of clarification or as embellishments, but...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3045-6194

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Editor
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Editor
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Publisher:
Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Verlage Publisher's website
Host title:
Literarische Verfahren der Darstellung sozialer (Un-)Ordnung im Horizont transkultureller Forschungen
Source identifiers:
1061420
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Pubs id:
pubs:1061420
UUID:
uuid:a932a1d2-9035-42c1-9b43-94d133f51433
Local pid:
pubs:1061420
Deposit date:
2019-10-09

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