Catalogue


Charters of St Augustine's Abbey Canterbury and Minster-in-Thanet /
edited by S. E. Kelly.
imprint
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1995.
description
cxxx, 233 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0197261434
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imprint
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1995.
isbn
0197261434
language note
Texts of charters in Latin; introductory material and text in English.
catalogue key
1431634
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'meticulous edition ... Kelly's scholarly detective work will placesubsequent studies of the St Augustine and Minster-in-Thanet charters on a newfooting. As in previous editions in this series there are full discussions ofeach charter which not only consider problems such as authenticity and date, butalso seek to identify individuals and plaes included in them. There is a wealthof knowledge and good judgement in these discussions which can only add to ouradmiration for Kelly's work.'Barbara Yorke, King Alfred's College, Winchester, Journal of EcclesiasticalHistory, Vol 47, No. 5 - Oct 96
'meticulous edition ... Kelly's scholarly detective work will place subsequent studies of the St Augustine and Minster-in-Thanet charters on a new footing. As in previous editions in this series there are full discussions of each charter which not only consider problems such as authenticityand date, but also seek to identify individuals and plaes included in them. There is a wealth of knowledge and good judgement in these discussions which can only add to our admiration for Kelly's work.'Barbara Yorke, King Alfred's College, Winchester, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol 47, No. 5 - Oct 96
'This new edition of Canterbury charters includes 38 of the 7th, 8th and9th centuries and fourteen relating to the wealthy double monastery atMinster-in-Thanet. Each receives a detailed and skilful discussion, and thereis an extensive introduction to the collection.'The Medieval World
'This new edition of Canterbury charters includes 38 of the 7th, 8th and 9th centuries and fourteen relating to the wealthy double monastery at Minster-in-Thanet. Each receives a detailed and skilful discussion, and there is an extensive introduction to the collection.'The Medieval World
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Summaries
Long Description
The charters from the archive of St Augustine's Abbey, many very early indeed, provide crucial evidence about the history of the Anglo-Saxon church in Kent and the development of the documentary in process. A high proportion of the thirty-nine pre-Conquest charters which are edited in this volume, together with fourteen from another early foundation at Minster-in-Thanet, date from the seventh and eighth centuries. The editor's Introduction sets the documents in their historical and diplomatic contexts and analyses the extent and nature of the contamination by later medieval scholars of the abbey. A detailed commentary is also provided on each text and important topics such as lost charter, the sequence of abbots, Kentish Kings and so on are discussed in seperate appendices. This is the largest and most important collection to be published in the Anglo-Saxon Charters series.
Long Description
Volume IV of the Anglo-Saxon Charters series provides a presentation of the Charters along with introductory material on the Abbey and its community and interpretation of the documents themselves.
Main Description
The charters from the archive of St Augustine's Abbey, many very earlyindeed, provide crucial evidence about the history of the Anglo-Saxon church inKent and the development of the documentary process. A high proportion of thethirty-nine pre-Conquest charters which are edited in this volume, together withfourteen from another early foundation at Minster-in-Thanet, date from theseventh and eighth centuries.The editor's Introduction sets the documents in their historical and diplomaticcontexts and analyses the extent and nature of the contamination by latermedieval scholars of the abbey. A detailed commentary is also provided on eachtext and important topics such as lost charters, the sequence of abbots, KentishKings and so on are discussed in separate appendices.This is the largest and most important collection to be published in theAnglo-Saxon Charters series.
Main Description
The charters from the archive of St Augustine's Abbey, many very early indeed, provide crucial evidence about the history of the Anglo-Saxon church in Kent and the development of the documentary process. A high proportion of the thirty-nine pre-Conquest charters which are edited in thisvolume, together with fourteen from another early foundation at Minster-in-Thanet, date from the seventh and eighth centuries. The editor's Introduction sets the documents in their historical and diplomatic contexts and analyses the extent and nature of the contamination by later medieval scholars of the abbey. A detailed commentary is also provided on each text and important topics such as lost charters, the sequence ofabbots, Kentish Kings and so on are discussed in separate appendices. This is the largest and most important collection to be published in the Anglo-Saxon Charters series.

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