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Memorials of St Edmund's Abbey

Memorials of St Edmund's Abbey
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  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108053334

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  • Bury St Edmunds possessed one of the wealthiest abbeys in England. This three-volume collection of Latin documents relating to the abbey was edited with English side-notes by Thomas Arnold (1823–1900) and published between 1890 and 1896. Volume 1 contains lives of the Saxon king Edmund (martyred by the Vikings), the miracles attributed to him, and Jocelyn de Brakelond's late twelfth-century chronicle of the abbey. Volume 2 contains a chronicle terminating in 1212, accounts of building works, narratives of abbatial elections in 1215, 1257 and 1302, and an early thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman metrical biography of St Edmund by Denis Pyramus, a monk of the abbey. Volume 3 contains a variety of records, including the Cronica Buriensis, which covers the years 1020–1346, and the Brevis cronica, covering 1020–1471. A glossary and index to all three volumes are also provided.

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108053334
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • weight: 2.244kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Passio sancti Eadmundi, by Abbo of Fleury
    De miraculis sancti Edmundi, by Hermannus the archdeacon
    De infantia sancti Eadmundi, by Gaufridus de Fontibus
    Opus de miraculis sancti Aedmundi, by Abbot Samson
    Cronica, by Jocelin de Brakelonde
    Appendix. Volume 2: Annales sancti Edmundi
    Election Hugonis abbatis
    Epistola Roberti abbatis de Thorneye
    La vie seint Edmund, by Denis Piramus
    Election Symonis abbatis
    Processus contra fratres minores, qualiter expulsi erant de villa sancti Edmundi
    Gesta sacristarum
    Electio Thomae abbatis
    Depraedatio abbatiae sancti Edmundi
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Glossary to 'La vie seint Edmund'
    Glossarial notes. Volume 3: Cronica Buriensis, 1020–1346
    Collectanea Astoni
    Excerpta Cantabrigiensia
    Versified charters
    Fifteenth century letters
    Incendium ecclesiae
    Brevis cronica

  • Editor

    Thomas Arnold

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