A Companion to Alfred the Great
Eleven major scholars of the Anglo-Saxon period consider Alfred the Great, his cultural milieu, and his achievements. With revised or revived views of the Alfredian revival, the contributors help set the agenda for future work on a most challenging period. The collection features the methods of history, art history, and literature in a newer key and with an interdisciplinary view on a period that offers less evidence than inference. Major themes linking the essays include authorship, translation practice and theory, patristic influence, Continental connections, and advances in textual criticism. The Alfredian moment has always surprised scholars because of its intellectual reach and its ambition. The contributors to this collection describe how we must now understand that ambition.
Citation for published book
Discenza, Szarmach, Discenza, Nicole Guenther, and Szarmach, Paul E. A Companion to Alfred the Great / Edited by Nicole Guenther Discenza and Paul E. Szarmach. 2015. Print. Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition ; v. 58.
Discenza, Nicole G. and Szarmach, Paul, "A Companion to Alfred the Great" (2015). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 685.