The Coucher Book of Selby: From the Original MS. in the Possession of Thomas Brooke

EditorJ. T. Fowler

Paperback | March 21, 2013

The Coucher Book of Selby: From the Original MS. in the Possession of Thomas Brooke by J. T. Fowler
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This two-volume work comprises a fourteenth-century cartulary containing charters and deeds that document the history of the Selby Abbey from its foundation under William the Conqueror in 1069 until the mid-fifteenth century. The editor, J. T. Fowler (1834-1924), originally a surgeon, left medicine for the church. He studied at Durham University before becoming a deacon in the Durham diocese and holding posts in the university itself. The contents of the cartulary are divided across the two volumes, originally published between 1891 and 1893, and Fowler has aimed to reproduce the Latin text as closely as possible, noting any errors in occasional footnotes. Volume 2 includes a preface discussing some personal names of interest found in the cartulary. Also featured is a description of the abbey by architect Charles Clement Hodges (1852-1932), with illustrative plates. The appendix contains further documents relating to the ownership of the abbey's lands.
Preface; The architectural history of Selby Abbey by Charles Clement Hodges; List of plates; Tabula; Cartularium abbathiae S. Germani de Seleby; Appendix; Index; Index to introductions.
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Title:The Coucher Book of Selby: From the Original MS. in the Possession of Thomas BrookeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:538 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 1.18 inShipping dimensions:538 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 1.18 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108058566

ISBN - 13:9781108058568

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