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Author Gretsch, Mechthild, author
Title The intellectual foundations of the English Benedictine reform / Mechthild Gretsch
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 471 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England ; 25
Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England ; 25
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
This book explores the foundations of the intellectual renaissance in tenth-century England, including both the English Benedictine reform and the establishment by Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester (963–84), of the most influential school in late Anglo-Saxon England. The vital early stages of Æthelwold's scholarly career are explored for the first time, particularly his formative years in King Æthelstan's entourage and his period of study at Glastonbury. Light is shed on the contribution which Æthelstan's cosmopolitan court made to intellectual and spiritual life. Based on a wide range of evidence Dr Gretsch assigns to Æthelwold two influential texts: an interlinear translation of the psalter and a vast corpus of Old English glosses to Aldhelm's prose De virginitate. These glosses are shown to have played a pivotal role in the development of the vernacular as a medium for scholarly discourse
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521581554
Subject English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Lexicography
Bible. Psalms -- Interlinear translations, English
Aethelwold, Saint, Bishop of Winchester, approximately 908-984
Aldhelm, Saint, 640?-709. De laudibus virginitatis
Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier. Manuscript. 1650
Benedictines -- England -- Winchester -- History -- To 1500
Manuscripts, English (Old) -- England -- Winchester
Athelstan, King of England, 895-939
England -- Intellectual life -- To 1066
Anglo-Saxons -- England -- Winchester
Royal Psalter
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