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Charters of Selsey /
edited by S.E. Kelly.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1998.
description
xcviii, 123 p., iv p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0197261752
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1998.
isbn
0197261752
catalogue key
2208974
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'The introduction effectively re-writes the history of Anglo-Saxon Sussex,its kings and bishops ... this volume is a taste of what a powerful tool acomplete set would place in early medievalists' hands.'John Blair, EHR, Sept 00, Vol.115, No.463.
'The Selsey archive is unusual in that the majority of the survivingcharters edited by Dr Kelly, sixteen out of twenty-one, date from before thetenth century. This makes them an unparalleled source for early South Saxonhistory ... a powerful demonstration of how useful diplomatic analysis can be.'Charles Insley, Early Medieval Europe 2000, Vol 9, No 3
'The texts themselves are extremely accurate, no mean feat when it isconsidered that most of the texts are taken from more or less corrupt latermedieval copies.'Charles Insley, Early Medieval Europe 2000, Vol 9, No 3
'The textual state of these charters is unsatisfactory: there is only oneacceptable original, and most exist only as abbreviated, amalgamated and'improved' versions in late cartularies. They needed an editor of the highestcalibre, and they have one here: Dr Kelly's diplomatic expertise and criticalpenetration have squeezed more out of them than one would have thoughtpossible.'John Blair, EHR, Sept 00, Vol.115, No.463.
'This volume has been a long time in preparation and several differentauthors began work on parts of it but the whole has been brought to a triumphantconclusion by Susan Kelly... The Selsey charters also have an importantcontribution to make our knowledge of early Anglo-Saxon diplomatic, and this isan area where the value of having an editor who has worked on several othervolumes in the series is apparent. Kelly makes the intriguing suggestion thatcertain distinctive features of South American diplomatic... may provideevidence for the most diplomatic of Northumbria whose missionaries were activein setting up bishoprics in both provinces.'Barbara Yorke, Ecclesiastical History Vol.51 No.1
'This volume will be of immediae use to those who work on Anglo-Saxoncharters. Its uses, however, are not confined to diplomatist, prosopographersor topographers. The introduction expands our knowledge of pre-Conquest Sussexconsiderably, and raises questions about politics, kingship and the linksbetween the early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that no-one who works on the period canreally ignore.'Charles Insley, Early Medieval Europe 2000, Vol 9, No 3
'This volume will be of immediate use to those who work on Anglo-Saxoncharters. It uses, however, are not confined to diplomatist, prosopographers ortopographers. The introduction expands our knowledge od pre-Conquest Sussexconsiderably, and raises questions about politics, kingship and the linksbetween the early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that no-one who works on the period canreally ignore.'Charles Insley, Early Medieval Europe 2000, No 3
'Despite having to deal with such desperately difficult material, SusanKelly has produced an admirably clear and authoritative edition of the texts ...Dr Kelly's edition is a model of prudent scholarship ... a distinguishedaddition to the British Academy's Anglo-Saxon Charters series'Simon Barton
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Summaries
Long Description
Edition, with commentary of fifteen charters relating to the monastery of Selsey on the Sussex coast, founded by Bishop Wilfrid of Northumbria around 68-685. With discussion of the authenticity of the charters,the manuscripts themselves, the church at Selsey and the bishops of Selsey.
Long Description
This edition contains twenty-one charters from the archive of the Episcopal see at Selsey. It is of considerable importance for its illumination of the otherwise obscure and poorly documented history of Anglo-Saxon Sussex.
Main Description
Edition, with commentary of fifteen charters relating to the monastery of Selsey on the Sussex coast, founded by Bishop Wilfrid of Northumbria around 68-685. With discussion of the authenticity of the charters, the manuscripts themselves, the church at Selsey and the bishops of Selsey.
Main Description
This edition contains twenty-one charters from the archive of theepiscopal see at Selsey.Susan Kelly's extensive introduction discusses the history of the see, itsendowment and its bishops, the history of the archive, and the manuscriptevidence. Also included is an analysis of the sequence and date of theAnglo-Saxon rulers of Sussex, for which the Selsey archive is the primarysource.With the publication of this latest volume, the Anglo-Saxon Charters seriesfirmly establishes itself as a source of fundamental importance for earlyMedieval studies.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction
Selsey and the Diocese of Sussexp. xxvii
The Archive and its Historyp. xxx
The Manuscriptsp. xxxv
The Authenticity of the Chartersp. xli
The Endowment of the Church of Selseyp. lv
The Rulers of the South Saxonsp. lxxiii
The Bishops of Selseyp. lxxxv
List of Chartersp. xcv
Concordancep. xcvii
Note on the Method of Editingp. xcviii
Siglap. xcviii
The Chartersp. 1
Appendices
The list of six charters, now lost, in Liber Bp. 97
Three South Saxon charters in the archive of Christ Church, Canterburyp. 99
Indexes
Index of Personal Namesp. 111
Index of Place-Namesp. 116
Words and Names used in Boundary Marksp. 120
Latin Glossaryp. 121
Diplomatic Indexp. 122
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