Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Ælfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham

$57.99 (C)

Part of Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030731

$ 57.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Though best known today for his Old English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon scholar Ælfric 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.

    • This book contains a complete translation of a text vital to the study of early English monasticism
    • It provides a re-edition with apparatus, commentary and a detailed introduction to an important work by a major medieval English author
    • It makes the difficult subject of medieval liturgy more accessible to a general audience
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...extensive commentary..." Theology Digest

    "...impressive scholarly introduction...This text gives a remarkable insight into what was read, sung, and enacted in an Anglo-Saxon monastery at the turn of the previous millennium." Church History

    "Jones gives any student much to learn in this wide treatment...The Cambridge University Press and the series editors deserve thanks and congratulations for publishing this excellent work, which will illuminate its readers while extending the reputation of the house further." Speculum

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030731
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    1. The Eynsham 'letter' and the study of Ælfric
    2. Structure and sources
    3. The manuscript
    4. Critical and editorial history
    Editorial principles
    Ælfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham: text and translation
    Commentary
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index of liturgical formae
    General index.

  • Author

    Christopher A. Jones, Idaho State University

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×