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Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham (Christopher A Jones) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521030731
Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham (Christopher A Jones) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521030731
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Title: Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham

Author: Jones, Christopher A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521030731

Volumes: 1; Pages: 266

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Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Aelfric also composed, in a "letter" to his fellow monks, a set of Latin liturgical instructions that offer a rare glimpse of what ordinary monks were expected to know and do. This book contains a new edition of the Latin text with a critical apparatus, and the only complete English translation. Commentary and substantial introductory chapters establish the letter's exceptional importance for our understanding of late Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy.Contents1. The Eynsham 'letter' and the study of Aelfric2. Structure and sources3. The manuscript4. Critical and editorial historyText, translation and commentary
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