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Families of the king [electronic resource] : writing identity in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle / Alice Sheppard.

By: Sheppard, Alice (Alice Juanita).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Toronto Old English series: 12.Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (x, 266 p.).ISBN: 9781442674790 (electronic bk.); 1442674792 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Anglo-Saxon chronicle | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers | Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Historiography | Great Britain -- History -- Norman period, 1066-1154 -- Historiography | Anglo-Saxon Chronicle | Rois et souverains -- Grande-Bretagne | Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 449-1066 (P�eriode anglo-saxonne) -- Historiographie | Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1066-1154 (P�eriode normande) -- Historiographie | Anglo-Saxon chronicle | K�onig | Geschichtsbild | HISTORY / Europe / Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Families of the king.DDC classification: 942.01 Other classification: HH 1485 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : reading the Chronicle's past -- Writing identity in Chronicle history -- Making Alfred king -- Proclaiming Alfred's kingship -- Undoing AEthelred -- Unmaking AEthelred but making Cnut -- Writing William's kingship -- Conclusion : after lives.
Review: "The annals of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle are fundamental to the study of the language, literature, and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period. Ranging from the ninth to the twelfth century, the Chronicle's five primary manuscripts offer a virtually contemporary history of Anglo-Saxon England, contribute to the body of Old English prose and poetic texts, and enable scholars to document how the Old English language changed.".Summary: "In Families of the King, Alice Sheppard explicitly addresses the larger interpretive question of how the manuscripts function as history. She shows that what has been read as a series of disparate entries and peculiar juxtapositions is in fact a compelling articulation of collective identity and a coherent approach to writing the secular history of invasion, conquest, and settlement."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-250) and index.

Introduction : reading the Chronicle's past -- 1. Writing identity in Chronicle history -- 2. Making Alfred king -- 3. Proclaiming Alfred's kingship -- 4. Undoing AEthelred -- 5. Unmaking AEthelred but making Cnut -- 6. Writing William's kingship -- 7. Conclusion : after lives.

"The annals of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle are fundamental to the study of the language, literature, and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period. Ranging from the ninth to the twelfth century, the Chronicle's five primary manuscripts offer a virtually contemporary history of Anglo-Saxon England, contribute to the body of Old English prose and poetic texts, and enable scholars to document how the Old English language changed.".

"In Families of the King, Alice Sheppard explicitly addresses the larger interpretive question of how the manuscripts function as history. She shows that what has been read as a series of disparate entries and peculiar juxtapositions is in fact a compelling articulation of collective identity and a coherent approach to writing the secular history of invasion, conquest, and settlement."--BOOK JACKET.

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