Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow

edited and translated by Christopher Grocock and I.N. Wood

This volume contains Latin texts, facing translations, and full commentary on four texts which are key to an understanding of the development of monasticism in early medieval Northumbria: Bede's History of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, his Homily on Benedict Biscop, and his Letter to Ecgbert, Archbishop of York, together with the anonymous Life of Ceolfrith. The texts are based on a fresh collation of all available manuscripts, and a complete apparatus criticus is included. The translation is as close to the original as possible while communicating its sense clearly. A series of essays in the introduction examines the importance of the texts, the picture they paint both of Bede and his monastic milieu, and the Latinity of the texts included in the volume. As the major texts on the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow, these works are vital for our understanding both of the context in which Bede was writing and also of the nature of monasticism in Northumbria in the pre-Viking period.

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  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Bede and Wearmouth-Jarrow : a unique witness
  • 2. The Historia Abbatum and the Vita Ceolfrithi
  • 3. Commemoration, Hagiography, and Monastic Tradition
  • 4. The Foundations of Wearmouth and Jarrow
  • 5. Abbatial arrangements
  • 6. Ceolfrith
  • 7. Political Crises
  • 8. The Ghost of Wilfrid
  • 9. Family Problems
  • 10. Bede's Letter to Bishop Ecgbert
  • 11. Wearmouth, Jarrow, and the royal court
  • 12. Bede and the Anonymous
  • 13. The Latin style of the Historia Abbatum and the Vita Ceolfridi
  • 14. Descriptions and relations of the manuscripts
  • 15. Previous editions and translations
  • 16. Editorial procedure
  • Homily 1.13 on Benedict Biscop
  • Vita Ceolfridi
  • Historia Abbatum
  • Epistola ad Ecgbertum
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Manuscripts
  • Index of biblical and classical quotations
  • General Index

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書名 Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow
著作者等 Bede, the Venerable, Saint
Grocock, C. W.
Wood, Ian N.
Wood I.N.
Grocock Christopher
シリーズ名 Oxford medieval texts
出版元 Clarendon Press
刊行年月 2013
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 cxx, 214 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780198207610
NCID BB13957680
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言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス