Chapter

The Alfredian Project and its Aftermath: Rethinking the Literary History of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

MALCOLM GODDEN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264584
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734069 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0005

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Alfredian Project and its Aftermath: Rethinking the Literary History of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Social and Cultural History

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This lecture presents the text of the speech about the Alfredian project and its aftermath delivered by the author at the 2008 Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture held at the British Academy. It explains the details of King Alfred's programme of mass education and to deliver near-universal literacy in English, and evaluates the impact of Pastoral Care on English literature.

Keywords: King Alfred; mass education; English literacy; Pastoral Care; English literature; British Academy

Chapter.  13724 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at British Academy »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.