The Legal Code of Aelfred the Great. King of Wessex. Milton H. Turk Alfred.
... attempted to teach his subjects about their duty, the
king's authority and the
collective destiny of
Wessex. Indeed, the
preface contains a history of
law beginning with the
Ten Commandments, which suggests that he believed ... and biblical models. This edition contains the
complete text of the
code with full scholarly apparatus and an extensive introduction that discusses manuscripts of the
code, philological issues and the
code's legal and literary qualities ...