New PDF release: Ælfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham (Cambridge Studies

By Christopher A. Jones

although top recognized this day for his outdated English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon student Ælfric additionally composed a Latin 'letter' to his fellow priests at Eynsham (Oxfordshire) containing an in depth define in their day-by-day and seasonal around of prayer and different tasks. The rfile bargains an extraordinary glimpse of what traditional priests in Anglo-Saxon England have been anticipated to understand and do. This 1999 ebook comprises an version of the Latin letters a textual remark, and an entire English translation of the paintings. Dr Jones additionally presents large introductory chapters which determine the outstanding significance of the Eynsham letter for our knowing of past due Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The publication will curiosity scholars of early medieval tradition, monasticism and Church history.

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