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By Christopher A. Jones

notwithstanding top recognized at the present time for his previous English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon student 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 rfile deals an extraordinary glimpse of what traditional priests in Anglo-Saxon England have been anticipated to grasp and do. This 1999 booklet comprises an variation of the Latin letters a textual observation, and an entire English translation of the paintings. Dr Jones additionally offers monstrous introductory chapters which determine the phenomenal value of the Eynsham letter for our figuring out of overdue Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy. The ebook will curiosity scholars of early medieval tradition, monasticism and Church history.

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