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- Cambridge University Press
This volume includes the first edition of a previously unknown text that throws new light on the intellectual history of early medieval Europe. The Biblical commentaries represent the teaching of two gifted Greek scholars who came to England from the Byzantine East: Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury and his colleague Hadrian. They taught the Bible to a group of Anglo-Saxon scholars, who recorded their teaching. The resulting commentaries constitute the high point of Biblical scholarship between late antiquity and the Renaissance. The edition is introduced by substantial chapters on the intellectual background of the texts and their manuscript sources. The Latin texts themselves are accompanied by facing English translations and extensive notes.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series , #10|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Archbishop Theodore; 3. Abbot Hadrian; 4. Theodore and Hadrian in England; 5. The sources of the Canterbury biblical commentaries; 6. The nature of the Canterbury biblical commentaries; 7. The manuscripts; Part I: Texts and Translations: 8. First commentary on the Pentateuch (PentI); 9. Supplementary commentary on Genesis, Exodus and the gospels (Gn-Ex-EvIa); 10. Second commentary on the gospels (EvII); Part II. Commentary to the texts: Appendices; Figures; Bibliography; Indexes.