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The 'Laterculus Malalianus' and the School of Archbishop Theodore

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

  • Date Published: May 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036078

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  • The "Laterculus Malalianus", a historical exegesis of the life of Christ, appears to be the only complete text to survive from the hand of Archbishop Theodore at Canterbury, the first school of Anglo-Saxon England. This edition presents a translation of and commentary on the text, and in the introduction Jane Stevenson examines the intellectual milieu of this work, argues the case for attribution to Theodore, and suggests the need for a complete rethinking of the basis of Anglo-Saxon culture.

    • Parallel text and translation of important and otherwise unavailable Anglo-Latin text
    • Full historical treatment of the state of seventh-century scholarship
    • Revisionist interpretation of Anglo-Saxon culture
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This text, part of the recent discovered collection of texts, provides the bases of a complete reconsideration of the religious bases of Anglo-Saxon Christianity....Highly recommended." The Reader's Review

    "...represents a significant advance in the understanding of earlier Anglo-Saxon culture and may serve as examples of creative scholarship and models for future work in an area of study it has opened for all." Paul E. Szarmach, Journal of Religion

    "Jane Stevenson has performed a genuine service for medieval studies by making available in an exemplary fashion a hitherto little-known work of an undeniably odd sort while at the same time establishing in a broad context both the work's important and, almost certainly, its authorship. Stevenson's presentation is almost beyond praise." Richard W. Pfaff, Speculum

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036078
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 150 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.406kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. The contents of the Laterculus
    3. Date and origin of the Laterculus
    4. The nature of the Laterculus
    5. Sources of the Laterculus
    6. The Latinity of the Laterculus
    7. Translational technique of the Laterculus
    8. Manuscripts
    9. Conclusion
    Text and translation
    Appendix: variant and anomalous biblical texts
    Index of biblical sources
    General index.

  • Author

    Jane Stevenson, University of Sheffield

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