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King Alfred and the Sibyl: sources of praise in the Latin acrostic verses of Bern, Burgerbibliothek, 671

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This article offers an analysis of the possible sources that influenced the composition of the sole surviving set of Latin verses that were composed for the Anglo‐Saxon king Alfred the Great. In particular, a hitherto unrecognized textual model is identified, namely the ‘Sibylline acrostic’. Consideration of their potential sources also provides a greater appreciation of the social and cultural values of these Latin verses and of what, in turn, they tells us about the Alfredian milieu in which they were produced, presented and consumed.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/emed.12331

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Early Medieval Europe Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
279-298
Publication date:
2019-04-23
Acceptance date:
2017-07-04
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EISSN:
1468-0254
ISSN:
0963-9462
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pubs:702962
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uri:d48027ec-4174-46b1-adc3-17b3882cf5a3
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uuid:d48027ec-4174-46b1-adc3-17b3882cf5a3
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pubs:702962

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