Ælfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham (Cambridge Studies by Christopher A. Jones

By Christopher A. Jones

notwithstanding most sensible identified this present day for his previous English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon student Ælfric additionally composed a Latin 'letter' to his fellow clergymen at Eynsham (Oxfordshire) containing an in depth define in their day-by-day and seasonal around of prayer and different tasks. The record bargains an extraordinary glimpse of what traditional priests in Anglo-Saxon England have been anticipated to understand and do. This 1999 e-book includes an variation of the Latin letters a textual statement, and an entire English translation of the paintings. Dr Jones additionally presents significant introductory chapters which identify the outstanding significance of the Eynsham letter for our knowing of overdue Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The publication will curiosity scholars of early medieval tradition, monasticism and Church history.

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