Facsimiles of English Episcopal Acta, 1085-1305 by Martin Brett

Facsimiles of English Episcopal Acta, 1085-1305

EditorMartin Brett, David Smith, Philippa Hoskin

Hardcover | May 23, 2012

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This volume reproduces at full size 190 original charters produced for English bishops between 1085 and 1300. Full transcriptions face each plate, with a brief English summary and bibliographical note.The documents are drawn from every diocese, and are taken from fifty-five archives in England, France and Belgium. The selection includes representative examples of all the commoner types of document - solemn charters, judgements, mandates, indulgences, administrative or personal correspondence andformal notifications to the crown. A few cases of drafts, and several of forgery, are also included.The volume indicates the ways in which these documents, as the scribe prepared them, contain information - in punctuation, lay-out and physical appearance - which cannot be shown in even the most scrupulous printed edition. The introduction gives a broad outline of the evolution of the forms andscript, and of methods of sealing.

About The Author

Dr. Martin Brett is Emeritus Fellow at Robinson College, the University of Cambridge. David Smith was formerly with The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, the University of York. Dr. Philippa Hoskin is Archivist at The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research at the University of York.

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Title:Facsimiles of English Episcopal Acta, 1085-1305Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 16.54 × 11.69 × 0.03 inPublished:May 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0197264565

ISBN - 13:9780197264560

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