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Charters of St. Albans /
edited by Julia Crick.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2007.
description
xxxii, 265 p., [3] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780197263969 (hard)
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Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2007.
isbn
9780197263969 (hard)
catalogue key
6336706
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Superbly edited... will serve as an indispensable tool for historians of this highly influential monastic house.
These invaluable volumes will continue to offer the definitive version of these documents for a considerable time.
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Summaries
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This volume offers a reassessment of the history of St Albans in the early Middle Ages and analyses the workings of the monastery, its economy, and its relationship with its locality. It presents new editions of all the charters relating to the house with full historical commentary.
Long Description
Seat of the oldest saint's cult in Britain, St Albans has a remarkable claim to continuity of cult from Romano-British times. The recent discovery of previously unknown charters, most of them in the vernacular, has provided significant new information about the history of this important medieval monastery and its region. These texts are presented here, mostly for the first time, together with new editions of all other known charters relating to the house, including three single-sheet originals, with full historical commentaries and translations of vernacular charters. An extended introduction offers a reassessment of the history of St Albans and its region in the early Middle Ages and, in particular, an analysis of the workings of the monastery, its economy, and its relationship with its locality in the century before the Norman Conquest. Particular attention is devoted to the management of the assets of the house, both material (an assessment of their estates and their management) and symbolic (involvement with forgery and enhancement of their documentary record).
Main Description
Seat of the oldest saint's cult in Britain, St Albans has a remarkable claim to continuity of cult from Romano-British times. The recent discovery of previously unknown charters, most of them in the vernacular, has provided significant new information about the history of this importantmedieval monastery and its region. These texts are presented here, mostly for the first time, together with new editions of all other known charters relating to the house, including three single-sheet originals, with full historical commentaries and translations of vernacular charters. An extended introduction offers a reassessmentof the history of St Albans and its region in the early Middle Ages and, in particular, an analysis of the workings of the monastery, its economy, and its relationship with its locality in the century before the Norman Conquest. Particular attention is devoted to the management of the assets of thehouse, both material (an assessment of their estates and their management) and symbolic (involvement with forgery and enhancement of their documentary record).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Introductionp. 1
The Origins of St Albansp. 3
The History of the Abbeyp. 8
The Archive and its Historyp. 37
The Manuscriptsp. 45
The Claims of the Community before and after the Norman Conquestp. 56
The Estates of St Albans Abbeyp. 74
The Will of AEthelgifup. 91
List of Chartersp. 101
Concordancep. 103
Siglap. 104
Note on the Method of Editingp. 105
The Chartersp. 107
The Pre-Conquest Benefactions Confirmed by Eugenius IIIp. 227
List of Pre-Conquest Estates Retained and Lostp. 229
Lists of Income-Generating Estates from the Mid-Twelfth and Mid-Thirteenth Centuriesp. 233
Lost Charters and Other Benefactions Mentioned in Later Medieval Listsp. 237
Extracts from the Miracula S. Albanip. 241
The Tractatus de inuencione siue translacione beati Albani [Anglorum prothomartyris]p. 245
Indexes
Index of Personal Namesp. 249
Index of Place-Namesp. 255
Words and Personal Names Used in Boundary Marksp. 258
Latin Glossaryp. 262
Diplomatic Indexp. 264
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