The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reform

The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reform

by Mechthild Gretsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581559

ISBN-13: 9780521581554

Pub. Date: 03/11/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the foundations of the intellectual renaissance in late-tenth-century England, including both the English Benedictine reform and the establishment by Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester, of his influential school. The early stages of Æthelwold's scholarly career are explored and new light is shed on the role which King Æthelstan's

Overview

This book explores the foundations of the intellectual renaissance in late-tenth-century England, including both the English Benedictine reform and the establishment by Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester, of his influential school. The early stages of Æthelwold's scholarly career are explored and new light is shed on the role which King Æthelstan's cosmopolitan court played. Two widely influential Old English texts are definitively attributed to Æthelwold and his circle, which attest to the importance that the reformers attached to the vernacular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581554
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/11/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #25
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)
Lexile:
1780L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Psalters and psalter glosses in Anglo-Saxon England; 3. The vocabulary of the Royal Psalter; 4. The Royal Psalter and the Rule: lexical and stylistic links; 5. The Aldhelm glosses; 6. Word usage in the Royal Psalter, the Rule and the Aldhelm glosses; 7. Æthelwold and the Old English Rule; 8.Æthelwold and the Royal Psalter; 9. Æthelwold and the Aldhelm glosses; 10. French and German loan influence; 11. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.

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