Historia Ecclesie Abbendonensis: The History of the Church of Abingdon, Volume I

Hardcover | May 19, 2007

EditorJohn Hudson

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The History of the Church of Abingdon is one of the most valuable local histories produced in the twelfth century. It provides a wealth of information about, and great insight into, the legal, economic, and ecclesiastical affairs of a major monastery. Charters and narrative combine to providea vital resource for historians. The present edition, unlike its victorian predecessor, is based on the earliest manuscript of the text. A modern English translation is provided on facing pages, together with extensive introductory material and historical notes.This volume covers the period from the reputed foundation of the abbey and its estates to c.1071. Volume II, already published, covers from c.1071- c.1164.

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The History of the Church of Abingdon is one of the most valuable local histories produced in the twelfth century. It provides a wealth of information about, and great insight into, the legal, economic, and ecclesiastical affairs of a major monastery. Charters and narrative combine to providea vital resource for historians. The present...

John Hudson is Reader in Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.57 inPublished:May 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199299374

ISBN - 13:9780199299379

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Composer, Title and Purpose2. Composition of the History (a) MS C3. Other Sources Relating to the Abbey of Abingdon up to 10714. Structure of the History up to 10715. Participants in the History up to 10716. Endowment, Administration, and Law up to 10717. Monastic Buildings and Life up to 10718. Manuscripts9. Editions and TranslationAppendix: Anglo-Saxon ChartersSiglaText and TranslationAppendix: Text and Translation of MS BConcordances