The Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow by Christopher GrocockThe Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow by Christopher Grocock

The Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow

EditorChristopher Grocock, I. N. Wood

Hardcover | September 22, 2013

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This volume contains Latin texts, facing translations, and full commentary on four texts which are key to an understanding of the development of monasticism in early medieval Northumbria: Bede's History of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, his Homily on Benedict Biscop, and his Letter toEcgbert, Archbishop of York, together with the anonymous Life of Ceolfrith. The texts are based on a fresh collation of all available manuscripts, and a complete apparatus criticus is included. The translation is as close to the original as possible while communicating its sense clearly. A series of essays in the introduction examines the importance of the texts, thepicture they paint both of Bede and his monastic milieu, and the Latinity of the texts included in the volume.As the major texts on the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow, these works are vital for our understanding both of the context in which Bede was writing and also of the nature of monasticism in Northumbria in the pre-Viking period.
Christopher Grocock studied Latin and French, then specialized in medieval Latin for a Ph. D at Bedford College, University of London where he also taught part-time. He was Project Director of the Bede's World Museum from 1993-1966. He has also been a Museums Consultant, Fund-Raiser, and is now a teacher of Classics (currently at Beda...
Title:The Abbots of Wearmouth and JarrowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:September 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198207611

ISBN - 13:9780198207610


Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Bede and Wearmouth-Jarrow : a unique witness2. The Historia Abbatum and the Vita Ceolfrithi3. Commemoration, Hagiography, and Monastic Tradition4. The Foundations of Wearmouth and Jarrow5. Abbatial arrangements6. Ceolfrith7. Political Crises8. The Ghost of Wilfrid9. Family Problems10. Bede's Letter to Bishop Ecgbert11. Wearmouth, Jarrow, and the royal court12. Bede and the Anonymous13. The Latin style of the Historia Abbatum and the Vita Ceolfridi14. Descriptions and relations of the manuscripts15. Previous editions and translations16. Editorial procedureTexts and TranslationsHomily 1.13 on Benedict BiscopVita CeolfridiHistoria AbbatumEpistola ad EcgbertumAppendicesBibliographyIndex of ManuscriptsIndex of biblical and classical quotationsGeneral Index