skip to content
Aelfric's letter to the monks of Eynsham Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Aelfric's letter to the monks of Eynsham

Author: Christopher A Jones
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 24.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Aelfric also composed a Latin 'letter' to his fellow monks at Eynsham (Oxfordshire) containing a detailed outline of their daily and seasonal round of prayer and other duties. The document offers a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks in Anglo-Saxon England were expected to know and do." "This book contains a new edition of the Latin  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Records and correspondence
Translations
Correspondence
Named Person: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham; Aelfric; Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham.; Aelfric (Grammaticus)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Jones
ISBN: 0521630118 9780521630115
OCLC Number: 37890385
Notes: Revision of a doctoral thesis, University of Toronto, 1995.
Description: x, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Eynsham 'letter' and the study of Aelfric --
2. Structure and sources --
3. The manuscript --
4. Critical and editorial history --
Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham: text and translation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 24.
Responsibility: Christopher A. Jones.
More information:

Abstract:

"Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Aelfric also composed a Latin 'letter' to his fellow monks at Eynsham (Oxfordshire) containing a detailed outline of their daily and seasonal round of prayer and other duties. The document offers a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks in Anglo-Saxon England were expected to know and do." "This book contains a new edition of the Latin letter, a textual commentary, and the first complete English translation of the work. Dr. Jones also provides substantial introductory chapters which establish the exceptional importance of the Eynsham letter for our understanding of late Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The book will interest students of early medieval culture, monasticism and church history."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37890385>
library:oclcnum"37890385"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/808980>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Monastic and religious life--Middle Ages."@en
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/169463285>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"active 955"
schema:deathDate"1010"
schema:name"Aelfric (Grammaticus)"
schema:name"Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham."
schema:name"Aelfric, active 955-1010"
schema:name"Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
<http://viaf.org/viaf/88072631>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:familyName"Jones"
schema:givenName"Christopher A."
schema:name"Jones, Christopher A. (Christopher Andrew)"
schema:datePublished"1998"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/119453757>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"Translations"@en
schema:genre"Records and correspondence"@en
schema:genre"Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:isPartOf
schema:name"Aelfric's letter to the monks of Eynsham"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37890385>
schema:reviewBody""Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Aelfric also composed a Latin 'letter' to his fellow monks at Eynsham (Oxfordshire) containing a detailed outline of their daily and seasonal round of prayer and other duties. The document offers a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks in Anglo-Saxon England were expected to know and do." "This book contains a new edition of the Latin letter, a textual commentary, and the first complete English translation of the work. Dr. Jones also provides substantial introductory chapters which establish the exceptional importance of the Eynsham letter for our understanding of late Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The book will interest students of early medieval culture, monasticism and church history."--Jacket."
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9954320>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.