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Thomas of Marlborough: History of the Abbey of Evesham

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The Abbey of Evesham in Worcestershire was founded in the eighth century. This history, written by an Evesham monk in the thirteenth century, tells the story from the beginning. It describes in detail a great lawsuit in Rome where the writer was present. The story then returns to England and to the monks' attempts to depose their scandalous abbot. This Oxford Medieval Text edition provides a Latin text with a facing page English translation, a detailed historical introduction, ...

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Overview

The Abbey of Evesham in Worcestershire was founded in the eighth century. This history, written by an Evesham monk in the thirteenth century, tells the story from the beginning. It describes in detail a great lawsuit in Rome where the writer was present. The story then returns to England and to the monks' attempts to depose their scandalous abbot. This Oxford Medieval Text edition provides a Latin text with a facing page English translation, a detailed historical introduction, and notes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198204800
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Oxford Medieval Texts Series
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Sigla
Introduction
I Thomas's Life and Work
II The Abbey of Evesham
III Thomas's History
IV Chronology
Text and Translation 1
The First Book on the Life and Miracles of St. Ecgwine by Dominic, prior of Evesham, abbreviated by Prior Thomas 2
The Second Book of the Miracles by Dominic 76
The Third Book by Thomas of Marlborough 126
App. I A bond of the proctors of Evesham 514
App. II The customs of the abbey and the disposition of the revenues 516
App. III Letter of Abbot Reginald to Gilbert, abbot of Gloucester 564
App. IV Charter of Abbot Thomas and the convent concerning visitation, 1233 568
App. V The number of monks 570
Index of Quotations and Allusions 573
General Index 577
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