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By Christopher A. Jones

even though top recognized this 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 rfile bargains a unprecedented glimpse of what traditional clergymen 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 a whole English translation of the paintings. Dr Jones additionally presents huge introductory chapters which determine the phenomenal significance of the Eynsham letter for our knowing of past due Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The ebook will curiosity scholars of early medieval tradition, monasticism and Church history.

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