Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (Canonized by Pope Alexander III, AD 1173)

Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (Canonized by Pope Alexander III, AD 1173)

by James Craigie Robertson (Editor)

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Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (Canonized by Pope Alexander III, AD 1173) by James Craigie Robertson

A scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, who became canon of Canterbury in 1859, James Craigie Robertson (1813–82) edited for the Rolls Series this seven-volume work, published between 1875 and 1885. Superseding the earlier work of J. A. Giles, it is a collection of contemporary Latin lives and letters relating to the life of Thomas Becket (c.1120–70). Rising through the ranks to become royal chancellor and then archbishop of Canterbury, Becket fell dramatically out of favour with Henry II and, on his return from exile, was famously murdered in the cathedral church at Canterbury. Following his canonisation in 1173, his reputation grew considerably throughout western Christendom. Volume 1 comprises the collection of miracles, originally thought lost and therefore unpublished, compiled by William of Canterbury, who was present at the scene of Becket's murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108049252
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls Series
Pages: 626
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Corrections and additions; Vita et passio S. Thomae, auctore Willelmo, monacho Cantuariensi.

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