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Chronicon monasterii de Abingdon

Chronicon monasterii de Abingdon
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  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108042727

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  • Originally published in 1858, this two-volume chronicle covers approximately 500 years, from the seventh-century foundation of Abingdon Abbey to the accession of Richard I in 1189. Editor Joseph Stevenson (1806–95) claims that its value is less as a detailed history than as an illustration of England's journey from barbarism to civilisation. Although ostensibly a record of the fortunes of the Benedictine monastery, it is a rich source of not only local but also national and international history. In his prefaces to the Latin text, Stevenson discusses the manuscript sources as well as the context of the monastery's development. He goes on to describe the influence of Christianity and the monastic system on such areas as agriculture and commerce. Volume 1 ends at the Norman Conquest and consists largely of the monastery's title deeds. Volume 2 includes a life of the tenth-century abbot and saint Ethelwold as well as glossaries and an index.

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108042727
    • dimensions: 229 x 155 x 97 mm
    • weight: 1.857kg
    • contains: 2 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Preface
    Liber primus
    Liber secundus
    Liber tertius. Volume 2. Preface
    Appendix to the preface
    Chronicon monasterii de Abingdon
    Appendix I. Vita Aethelwoldi, episcopi Wintoniensi, auctore Aelfrico
    Appendix II. De abbatibus Abbendoniae
    Appendix III. De consuetudinibus Abbendoniae
    Appendix IV. De Obendientiariis abbatiae Abbendoniensis
    Introduction to the glossary of Latin words
    Glossary of Latin words and expressions
    Glossary of Saxon words and expressions which occur in the boundaries
    A chronological list of the charters contained in the chronicle of Abingdon - volume the first
    Table showing the concordance between the arrangement of the Saxon charters as they stand in the Historia monasterii de Abingdon, the Codex diplomaticus, and the chronological list
    A chronological list of the charters contained in the chronicle of Abingdon - volume the second

  • Editor

    Joseph Stevenson

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