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By Christopher A. Jones

ISBN-10: 0521030730

ISBN-13: 9780521030731

ISBN-10: 0521630118

ISBN-13: 9780521630115

even though most sensible identified this present day for his outdated English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon pupil Ælfric additionally composed a Latin 'letter' to his fellow priests at Eynsham (Oxfordshire) containing a close define in their day-by-day and seasonal around of prayer and different tasks. The record bargains a unprecedented glimpse of what usual clergymen in Anglo-Saxon England have been anticipated to understand and do. This 1999 ebook includes an variation of the Latin letters a textual statement, and an entire English translation of the paintings. Dr Jones additionally presents massive introductory chapters which determine the outstanding value of the Eynsham letter for our realizing of past due Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The e-book will curiosity scholars of early medieval tradition, monasticism and Church history.

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