Rodulfus Glaber: The Five Books of the Histories, edited and translated by John France, and The…

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

byJohn France, Neithard Bulst, Paul Reynolds

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The monk Rodulfus Glaber is best known for his Five Books of Histories, a major source for events in the first half of the eleventh century, and valuable above all for revealing the mental furniture of an eleventh-century monk - for his account of the millennium, of relics genuine and false,of church-building, and visions of saints and demons. This edition, the first since 1866, presents the only critical text of the Histories, accompanied by a complete translation and a full historical commentary. Glaber also wrote a Life of his mentor, St William of Dijon, the renowned monasticreformer. The Life is reprinted after the Histories, again with translation and notes. The evidence for Glaber's life, and the value of his work are discussed in a Historical Introduction.

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The monk Rodulfus Glaber is best known for his Five Books of Histories, a major source for events in the first half of the eleventh century, and valuable above all for revealing the mental furniture of an eleventh-century monk - for his account of the millennium, of relics genuine and false,of church-building, and visions of saints and...

John France is a Lecturer in History at University College, Swansea.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:430 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'Now, over a century since the last edition of his work, come two superb edition/translations of Rodulfus Glaber, which should form a firm foundation for both a more serious historical analysis of the man and his work and a wider audience for him and for those who work on him. Both editionsoffer an excellent edition of the text ... there is no doubt that both of these splendid editions now make it possible to study and teach Glaber on a solid foundation. For this, historians of the central Middle Ages, and, eventually, historians of the Europe whose birth Glaber chronicles, have muchto thank these scholars.'Richard Landes, Boston University, Speculum, A Journal of Mediveal Studies, Jan 1993