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Charters of Bath and Wells /
edited by S.E. Kelly.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2007.
description
xxiii, 279 p., [2] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0197263976 (hbk.), 9780197263976 (hbk.)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2007.
isbn
0197263976 (hbk.)
9780197263976 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6350535
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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These invaluable volumes will continue to offer the definitive version of these documents for a considerable time.
...the brand 'Kelly/Charters' is already synonymous with the highest standards of editing and commentary.
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Summaries
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This is the first modern edition of the pre-Conquest charters surviving in two important Somerset archives, Bath Abbey (26 texts) and Wells Cathedral (16 texts). It forms part of a significant project which will produce editions of the full corpus of extant pre-Conquest charters. The texts are edited to the highest standards, and supplied with substantial and exhaustive commentaries on diplomatic and historical problems, with full discussion of estate history and analysis of Old English boundary clauses. Each archive is prefaced by a historical introduction which places the individual texts in the context of the history of each church, and which includes discussion of the manuscripts and of general issues of authenticity and fabrication. This volume will be of great value to those studying Anglo-Saxon and ecclesiastical history, to local historians and to specialists in other fields, such as medieval Latin, Old English and place-name studies.
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This is the first modern edition of the pre-Conquest charters surviving in two important Somerset archives, Bath Abbey and Wells Cathedral. It forms part of a significant project which will produce editions of the full corpus of extant pre-Conquest charters.
Table of Contents
Charters of Bath
History of Bath Minster
Double Minster and Mercian Eigenklosterp. 2
The Minster in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuriesp. 9
Bath after the Norman Conquestp. 20
History of the Bath Archivep. 24
The Manuscript (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 111, pp. 55-132)p. 25
The Authenticity of the Charters of Bathp. 28
The Landed Endowment of Bath
Bath's Estates at the Time of the Domesday Surveyp. 31
The Accumulation of the Endowment in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuriesp. 33
The Endowment of the Pre-Tenth Century Minsterp. 37
The Abbots of Bathp. 39
List of Bath Chartersp. 45
Concordancep. 47
Siglap. 48
Note on the Method of Editingp. 49
Charters of Bathp. 51
Charters of Wells
History of the Bishopric and St Andrew's Minsterp. 158
History of the Wells Archivep. 171
The Manuscriptsp. 172
The Authenticity of the Wells Chartersp. 175
The Endowment of the Bishopric and St Andrew's Minsterp. 175
The Bishops of Wellsp. 182
List of Wells Chartersp. 187
Concordancep. 188
Siglap. 189
Note on the Method of Editingp. 190
Charters of Wellsp. 191
Indexes
Index of Personal Namesp. 253
Index of Place-Namesp. 259
Words and Personal Names in Boundary Clausesp. 266
Latin Glossaryp. 275
Diplomatic Indexp. 277
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