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Saints in English kalendars before A.D. 1100 /
Rebecca Rushforth.
imprint
Woodbridge, UK : Boydell Press for the Henry Bradshaw Society, 2008.
description
ix, 79 p., 13 fol. l. of plates ; 31 cm.
ISBN
1870252233 (hbk.), 9781870252232 (hbk.)
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imprint
Woodbridge, UK : Boydell Press for the Henry Bradshaw Society, 2008.
isbn
1870252233 (hbk.)
9781870252232 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6529432
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
Main Description
Edition of Anglo-Saxon kalendars reveals much about the history of the period.
Main Description
The surviving Anglo-Saxon Kalendars are not only valuable evidence for the cults of particular saints; they also help to date and localise the manuscripts in which they are found, providing important information for the palaeographer and cultural historian. This volume collates the texts of twenty-seven such kalendars, written or owned in England before 1100, into monthly tables to allow easy comparison of which saints are included and to give a sense of how rare a particular feast was. It also has an introduction to the use of kalendars in the study of Anglo-Saxon England, and a discussion and bibliography of each kalendar manuscript. An index of names allows easy discovery of variant feast days for the same saint. Dr REBECCA RUSHFORTH is Research Associate in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The surviving Anglo-Saxon calendars are not only valuable evidence for the cults of particular saints - they also help to date and localise manuscripts in which they are found, providing important information for the paleographer and cultural historian. This volume collects the texts of 27 such calendars.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Kalendars: a basic introductionp. 2
Criteria for dating and localizing kalendar-manuscriptsp. 3
Kalendars dated from original and added obits and feastsp. 5
Kalendars dated from Easter tablesp. 7
Kalendars localized from feastsp. 13
The order of the included kalendarsp. 17
The Manuscriptsp. 18
Bibliographical abbreviationsp. 18
Kalendars Not Includedp. 55
About the Tables of Kalendarsp. 57
Tables of Saints in English Kalendarsp. 58
Index of Manuscripts Containing Included Kalendarsp. 59
Index Nominump. 60
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