English Monastic Litanies of the Saints after 1100: Volume I: Abbotsbury - Peterborough

English Monastic Litanies of the Saints after 1100: Volume I: Abbotsbury - Peterborough

by Nigel J. Morgan
     
 

The litanies of the monastic orders in England, above all those of the Benedictines, are key witnesses of devotion to the saints of the British Isles, whose relics and shrines were mostly in Benedictine abbeys and cathedral priories. However, although many of the calendars of the Benedictines have been published, litanies are more rare, and the majority of those…  See more details below

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The litanies of the monastic orders in England, above all those of the Benedictines, are key witnesses of devotion to the saints of the British Isles, whose relics and shrines were mostly in Benedictine abbeys and cathedral priories. However, although many of the calendars of the Benedictines have been published, litanies are more rare, and the majority of those within this volume are presented as text editions for the first time. The majority of the texts are Benedictine, but the few surviving litanies from the other monastic orders, Carthusians, Cistercians and Cluniacs, are included, and also those of the Order of Fontevrault. This is the first of two volumes and covers the abbeys and priories from Abbotsbury to Peterborough. The second volume will contain the litanies from the Cluniac Priory of Pontefract to York, St Mary's Abbey. Nigel Morgan is Honorary Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

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The importance of the commemoration of saints in calendars and litanies is that they are frequent aids to dating the manuscript concerned, thus assisting the interpretation of all the other contents of the manuscript in which they occur. That is the usefulness of this book to those interested in other aspects of medieval life than monastic litanies. . The scholarly world owes (the editor) an immense debt. SEHEPUNKTE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907497261
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
07/19/2012
Series:
Henry Bradshaw Society, #119
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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