Britain and Early Christian Europe: Studies in Early Medieval History and Culture

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Selected to be of interest to historians rather than to literary or linguistic scholars, 14 articles published 1975-94 cover the coming of the Saxons to Britain, the earliest English and Welsh charters, Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical culture, and early medieval private devotion. Among the specific topics are the views of Gildas and Bede on the Saxon settlement, some functions of Welsh origin stories, continental influence at Bath monastery in the seventh century, William of Malmesbury, and an Irish triad. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860785590
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

The Adventus Saxonum
I Gildas and the Anglo-Saxons
II The settlement of England in Bede and the Chronicle
III Some functions of origin stories in early medieval Wales
The Earliest English and Welsh Charters
VI Continental influence at Bath monastery in the seventh century
V St. Wilfrid and two charters dated AD 676 and 680
VI The Llandaf Charters: Review Article
Anglo-Saxon Ecclesiastical Culture
VII Cuthswith, seventh-century abbess of Inkberrow, near Worcester, and the Wurzburg manuscript of Jerome on Ecclesiastes
VIII An unpublished seventh- or eight-century Anglo-Latin letter in Boulogne-sur-Mer MS 74 (82)
IX Milred of Worcester's collection of Latin epigrams and its continental counterparts
X William of Malmesbury and La silloge epigrafica di Cambridge
XI Byrhtferth's ogam signature
Early Medieval Devotion
XII Oratio sancti Isidori pro omnibus Christianis
XIII Thought, word and deed: an Irish triad
XIV Thoughts on Ephrem the Syrian in Anglo-Saxon England
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