Eadmer of Canterbury: Lives and Miracles of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and Oswald

Hardcover | May 23, 2007

byBernard J. Muir, Andrew J. Turner

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This volume in Oxford Medieval Text contains Eadmer's Lives of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and Oswald, as well as the Miracles of Dunstan and Oswald. These three English saints, together with AEthelwold of Winchester, were key figures in the Benedictine revival of the tenth century, which saw aflowering of Anglo-Saxon religious, artistic, and literary culture. Eadmer of Canterbury (c.1060-c.1130), the secretary, confidant, and biographer of Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109), was one of the most important historians and biographers in the period after the Norman Conquest.His works, written in Latin, look back constantly to the Anglo-Saxon past, while at the same time they accurately reflect the present-day realities of the wider European society into which England had been forcibly integrated. Manuscripts of his Lives of the Saints circulated widely in both inEngland and France, but apart from his Life of Anselm they have been little studied, and have remained largely untranslated. The works newly edited and translated in this edition provide many insights into the wider political history of the pre- and post-Conquest periods, as well as importantevidence for the cults of the saints in Canterbury and Worcester.

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This volume in Oxford Medieval Text contains Eadmer's Lives of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and Oswald, as well as the Miracles of Dunstan and Oswald. These three English saints, together with AEthelwold of Winchester, were key figures in the Benedictine revival of the tenth century, which saw aflowering of Anglo-Saxon religious, artistic, and...

Bernard J. Muir trained at The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto and The University of Toronto. He has taught at the University of Melbourne since 1982 where he is a Reader in Medieval Language and Literature in the English Department. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Andr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.21 inPublished:May 23, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199253803

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IntroductionTexts and TranslationsGeneral Index