lfrics Letter to the Monks of Eynsham by Christopher A. Joneslfrics Letter to the Monks of Eynsham by Christopher A. Jones

lfrics Letter to the Monks of Eynsham

byChristopher A. Jones

Paperback | January 29, 2007

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Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Ælfric also composed, in a "letter" to his fellow monks, a set of Latin liturgical instructions that offer a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks were expected to know and do. This book contains a new edition of the Latin text with a critical apparatus, and the only complete English translation. Commentary and substantial introductory chapters establish the letter's exceptional importance for our understanding of late Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy.
Title:lfrics Letter to the Monks of EynshamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030730

ISBN - 13:9780521030731


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The Eynsham 'letter' and the study of 'lfric; 2. Structure and sources; 3. The manuscript; 4. Critical and editorial history; Editorial principles; 'lfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham: text and translation; Commentary; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of liturgical formae; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"Jones gives any student much to learn in this wide treatment...The Cambridge University Press and the series editors deserve thanks and congratulations for publishing this excellent work, which will illuminate its readers while extending the reputation of the house further." Speculum