The Old English Canons of Theodore

Hardcover | November 17, 2013

byR.D. Fulk, Stefan Jurasinski

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The Canons are one of the earliest handbooks of penance to appear in any West European vernacular. The material shows the Anglo-Saxons addressing matters ranging from baptism and the ordination of priests to the conduct of the married and sexual norms. Less a translation of the judgementsattributed to Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 690), than an adaptation of these materials, the work is of major importance for specialists in Old English and historians of medieval Europe generally, affording an early view of what pastoral care in early England may have looked like which ismore authentic than the Latin texts on which they are based.

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The Canons are one of the earliest handbooks of penance to appear in any West European vernacular. The material shows the Anglo-Saxons addressing matters ranging from baptism and the ordination of priests to the conduct of the married and sexual norms. Less a translation of the judgementsattributed to Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury...

R.D. Fulk is Class of 1964 Chancellor's Professor of English at Indiana University. His research centres on Germanic and Celtic languages and literatures of the Middle Ages (with special emphasis on Old English and Old Norse studies), and on comparative Indo-European linguistics, with particular attention to the history of the English ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.8 inPublished:November 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668183

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