Publication details [#13223]

Harbus, Antonina. 2007. Metaphors of Authority in Alfred’s Prefaces. Neophilologus 91 (4) : 717–727. 11 pp.
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New York: Springer Link


This article examines King Alfred’s use of metaphors of power and authority in his prefaces to texts translated from Latin into Old English. The author suggests that King Alfred constructs a role for himself as textual mediator for the audience via the use of conventional and novel metaphors.