The Book Of St Gilbert

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRaymonde Foreville, Gillian Keir

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The Book of St Gilbert was written by a canon of the Order of Sempringham and is presented here in its first, full, critical edition. It contains all the documents of the canonization process of St Gilbert and his life, including a dossier of letters concerning a major crisis of his rule, therevolt of the lay brothers; a detailed account of the canonization process; and two collections of his miracles. The book is especially revealing of the procedures of canonization at a crucial stage in its formation and provides a central body of material for the history of the Order in its firstsixty years.

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The Book of St Gilbert was written by a canon of the Order of Sempringham and is presented here in its first, full, critical edition. It contains all the documents of the canonization process of St Gilbert and his life, including a dossier of letters concerning a major crisis of his rule, therevolt of the lay brothers; a detailed accou...

Raymonde Foreville is Emeritus Professor of the Universities of Rennes and Caen, and Director of Research attached to the Institut de Recherches et de Textes, Paris. Gillian Keir is a part-time Lecturer in History at the Westfield College, University of London.
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198222602

ISBN - 13:9780198222606

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`excellent critical edition of the entire manuscript. Such an edition has been sorely needed ... This volume is a delight, which will be welcomed by medievalists interested in England, monasticism, canon law, hagiography, or women's history ... Foreville deserves much credit for raisingissues which should spur further reflections on the Gilbertines. Without any question, her edition of the "Book" is a most valuable contribution to medieval studies.'Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies