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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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...
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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.
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"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.

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