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Eadmer of Canterbury: Lives and Miracles of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and Oswald - Oxford Medieval Texts (Hardback)
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Eadmer of Canterbury: Lives and Miracles of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and Oswald - Oxford Medieval Texts (Hardback)

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Hardback 472 Pages / Published: 06/04/2006
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This volume in Oxford Medieval Text contains Eadmer's Lives of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and Oswald, as well as the Miracles of Dunstan and Oswald. These three English saints, together with AEthelwold of Winchester, were key figures in the Benedictine revival of the tenth century, which saw a flowering of Anglo-Saxon religious, artistic, and literary culture. Eadmer of Canterbury (c.1060-c.1130), the secretary, confidant, and biographer of Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109), was one of the most important historians and biographers in the period after the Norman Conquest. His works, written in Latin, look back constantly to the Anglo-Saxon past, while at the same time they accurately reflect the present-day realities of the wider European society into which England had been forcibly integrated. Manuscripts of his Lives of the Saints circulated widely in both in England and France, but apart from his Life of Anselm they have been little studied, and have remained largely untranslated. The works newly edited and translated in this edition provide many insights into the wider political history of the pre- and post-Conquest periods, as well as important evidence for the cults of the saints in Canterbury and Worcester.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199253807
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 678 g
Dimensions: 223 x 150 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...covering three of the leading tenth-century Benedictine reformers. The short Life of Archbishop Oda is especially valuable since it has not been edited since 1721. * C.P. Lewis, Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature *
...most welcome...[an] admirable edition... * Elisabeth van Houts The English Historical Review *
an excellent bilingual critical edition...Essential for all medievalists. * International Review of Biblical Studies *
...a very valuable edition and translation, in particular in broadening our perspective on Eadmer's writings and in helping us to know more of his working methods. * Early Medieval Europe *

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