Letters of Robert Grosseteste by Frank A.C. MantelloLetters of Robert Grosseteste by Frank A.C. Mantello

Letters of Robert Grosseteste

byFrank A.C. Mantello, Joseph Goering

Hardcover | May 19, 2010

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Robert Grosseteste (c.1170-1253) was an English statesman, philosopher, theologian, and bishop of Lincoln, and also one of the most controversial figures in his country's episcopate. His long life coincided with the central period of institutional, intellectual, and religious consolidation in medieval Europe and his letters provide important insights into the practices and preoccupations of the English clergy and laity in the first half of the thirteenth century.

This volume contains the first complete translation of Grosseteste's collected Latin letters and shows that these were most likely chosen and arranged by Grosseteste himself. Shedding light on some of the period's crucial debates on issues of theology, law, pastoral care, and episcopal authority, Frank Mantello and Joseph Goering's richly annotated English translation makes his letters more accessible than ever for scholars and students, and for those interested in medieval history, religion, and culture.

Frank Mantello is a professor in the Department of Greek and Latin at The Catholic University of America. Joseph Goering is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto.
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Title:Letters of Robert GrossetesteFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 1.46 inPublished:May 19, 2010Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802098134

ISBN - 13:9780802098139

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'This is a splendid piece of scholarship that will bring Grosseteste's letters, and thereby Grosseteste the man, to a wider audience.&rsquo - Neil Lewis - The Review of Metaphysics; vol 65:04:2012