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Appendix: Annotated Bibliography on the Authorship Issue

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This chapter presents an annotated bibliography on the authorship issue relevant to the discussion of Alfred the Great's role in various accomplishments and texts. A growing body of scholarship on Alfred the Great and his circle over the past two decades reflects the importance of the intellectual and literary work ascribed to him and to his sponsorship as well as the significance of political, military, and artistic work of his era. Modern scholars are not the only ones to ascribe such significance to Alfred. Scribes who copied the works, other writers such as Ælfric, and historians such as William of Malmesbury associated multiple texts with Alfred, which indicates the perceived centrality of Alfred's court to early English artistic and literary life, a perception that remained for centuries after Alfred's death.

Keywords: Ælfric; Alfred the Great; authorship issue; William of Malmesbury

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