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Liber Eliensis : a history of the Isle of Ely from the seventh century to the twelfth

Author: Janet Fairweather
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first ever translation from Latin into English of the Liber Eliensis, an account of the history of the Isle of Ely compiled by a monk of Ely in the later twelfth century. He uses evidence from his monastery's Latin and Old English archives, combined with data from chronicles, to tell the story of Ely in three parts."
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Fairweather
ISBN: 1843830159 9781843830153
OCLC Number: 56649232
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xliv, 576 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Liber Eliensis.
Responsibility: compiled by a monk of Ely in the twelfth century ; translated from the Latin, with an introduction, notes, appendices and indices by Janet Fairweather.

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First translation into English of 12th-century history of Ely from its foundation, including the Danish sack, Hereward's resistance to the Normans, and the repercussions of Becket's martyrdom.  Read more...

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This translation will be a godsend to historians who do not want to become Latinists in order to use this source. MEDIEVAL REVIEWThese accounts give us important information about Anglo-Saxon Ely and Read more...

 
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