The Waltham Chronicle: An Account of the Discovery of Our Holy Cross at Montacute and Its…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byLeslie Watkiss, Marjorie Chibnall

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The Waltham Chronicle is an interesting example of a twelfth-century historia fundacionis. Written by one of the secular canons of Waltham just after the refoundation of the house as an Augustinian priory (later abbey) in 1177, it records the legends of the original foundation and miraclestories, together with historical information about the pre-Conquest benefactors and the internal organization of the community. Its value is much more than that of a local history, because of its connection with the literary romances of Harold Godwineson, the religious context of the theology of the Cross, and the general movement to replace sector colleges by houses of regular Benedictine monks or Augustinian canons. Thisis the first published translation, printed with the original text editied from the two manuscripts containing the Chronicle, with full introduction, historical notes and apparatus criticus, by Leslie Watkiss and Marjorie Chibnall.

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The Waltham Chronicle is an interesting example of a twelfth-century historia fundacionis. Written by one of the secular canons of Waltham just after the refoundation of the house as an Augustinian priory (later abbey) in 1177, it records the legends of the original foundation and miraclestories, together with historical information a...

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The Waltham Chronicle is an interesting example of a twelfth-century historia fundacionis. Written by one of the secular canons of Waltham just after the refoundation of the house as an Augustinian priory (later abbey) in 1177, it records the legends of the original foundation and miracle stories, together with historical information a...

Marjorie Chibnall is Emeritus Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`Stubbs produced a Latin edition in 1861 which has been the only available full version: this new parallel-text edition is welcome indeed. The editors have done away with Stubbs's 'corrections' of spelling and have doubled his number of identified biblical quotations. ... interesting volume... a pleasing and worthy addition to Oxford Medieval Texts.'Rosalind Ransford, Medium Aevum, LXV.I