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Aelfwine's prayerbook : London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. XXVI + XXVII /
edited by Beate Günzel.
imprint
London : Published for the Henry Bradshaw Society by the Boydell Press ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer, 1993.
description
xi, 227 p. : facsims. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1870252047 :
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imprint
London : Published for the Henry Bradshaw Society by the Boydell Press ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer, 1993.
isbn
1870252047 :
general note
Based on the editor's thesis (doctoral)--Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, 1988.
Latin and Old English, with English commentary.
local note
ASR-2968
catalogue key
412305
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-85) and indexes.
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Summaries
Main Description
Offers an insight into matters liturgical, spiritual, computistical, medicinal, and personal that were of concern to an ecclesiastical administrator in late Anglo-Saxon England. ALBION
Main Description
A new edition of the important private prayerbook which now survives as two manuscripts in the British Library (Cotton Titus D.xxvi + xxvii) and which was compiled by a number of scribes during the 1030s for the personal use of Ælfwine, abbot of the New Minster, Winchester (1031-57). The book is thus a valuable witness to the intellectual interests of an important abbot of the later Anglo-Saxon period. It contains liturgical texts such as a collectar, various private prayers, and also a number of scientific texts used by Ælfwine for calculating the dates of movable feasts, rising and settings of the moon and optimal days for blood-letting. Also included are several texts to be used in the interpretation of dreams and a number of Anglo-Saxon illustrations. The introduction provides an analysis of how all the texts were to be used as well as a discussion of the liturgical BEATE GüZEL completed her doctoral studies at Munich under the direction of Professor Helmut Gneuss; she is currently teaching in Bavaria.
Main Description
A new edition of the important private prayerbook which now survives as two manuscripts in the British Library (Cotton Titus D.xxvi + xxvii) and which was compiled by a number of scribes during the 1030s for the personal use of AElfwine, abbot of the New Minster, Winchester (1031-57). The book is thus a valuable witness to the intellectual interests of an important abbot of the later Anglo-Saxon period. It contains liturgical texts such as a collectar, various private prayers, and also a number of scientific texts used by AElfwine for calculating the dates of movable feasts, rising and settings of the moon and optimal days for blood-letting. Also included are several texts to be used in the interpretation of dreams and a number of Anglo-Saxon illustrations. The introduction provides an analysis of how all the texts were to be used as well as a discussion of the liturgical BEATE GUZEL completed her doctoral studies at Munich under the direction of Professor Helmut Gneuss; she is currently teaching in Bavaria.
Table of Contents
Publication Secretary's Preface
Preface
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
The Manuscriptp. 1
Three Miniaturesp. 12
Computistical Contentsp. 16
Prognosticsp. 30
AElfric, De temporibus annip. 35
The Calendarp. 44
The Necrologyp. 50
Prayers to Holy Crossp. 52
Three Special Officesp. 53
The Collectarp. 56
The Litany of the Saintsp. 58
Private Prayersp. 59
Old English Textsp. 60
Miscellaneous Textsp. 70
Bibliographyp. 79
Editorial Proceduresp. 86
AElfwine's Prayerbook: The Textp. 89
Notes to the Textp. 198
Appendixp. 203
Collation Tablesp. 208
Index of Liturgical Formsp. 217
Index of Subjectsp. 226
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