Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham

Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham

by Christopher A. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521630118

ISBN-13: 9780521630115

Pub. Date: 03/25/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Ælfric also composed, in a "letter" to his fellow monks, a set of Latin liturgical instructions that offer a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks were expected to know and do. This book contains a new edition of the Latin text with a critical apparatus, and the only complete English

Overview

Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Ælfric also composed, in a "letter" to his fellow monks, a set of Latin liturgical instructions that offer a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks were expected to know and do. This book contains a new edition of the Latin text with a critical apparatus, and the only complete English translation. Commentary and substantial introductory chapters establish the letter's exceptional importance for our understanding of late Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521630115
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/25/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series , #24
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The Eynsham 'letter' and the study of Ælfric; 2. Structure and sources; 3. The manuscript; 4. Critical and editorial history; Editorial principles; Ælfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham: text and translation; Commentary; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of liturgical formae; General index.

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