Monday, December 22, 2008



The Alfredian project and its aftermath: rethinking the literary history
of the
ninth and tenth centuries

Professor Malcolm Godden
University of Oxford

Thursday, 15 January 2009
5.30pm - 6.30pm, followed by a drinks reception
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,
London, SW1Y 5AH

Free Admittance

King Alfred’s preface on the state of learning in England quickly became
one of
the best-known Anglo-Saxon writings, and one of the key documents for writing
the cultural history of the period. But there is much that is doubtful
about the
programme of translation and book-production which has been deduced from the
preface, and the Alfredian initiative itself was possibly of limited scope
doubtful novelty. Instead, some of the texts traditionally associated with
king can be seen as part of a quite distinct and more ambitious initiative
engaging with more challenging ideas.

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