The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church Paperback

The First Part Containing the Sermones Catholici, or Homilies of Aelfric in the Original Anglo-Saxon, with an English Version

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The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church

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The writings of 'lfric of Eynsham (c.950-c.1010) are among the most important to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. He was shaped by tenth-century monastic reform, and his promotion of Old English was highly influential. His earliest known works, the Sermones Catholici (c.990-5), are adaptations of Latin texts rendered in Old English. The homilies draw on the gospels, saints' lives and other doctrinal themes. They were intended to be delivered over two years. This two-volume collection, first published between 1844 and 1846, contains transcriptions of the Old English texts with facing-page translations by Benjamin Thorpe (1781/2-1870). A well-respected scholar with a strong interest in promoting the study of Old English, Thorpe produced an important edition of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the Rolls Series (also reissued in this series). Volume 1 of the present work contains the sermons for the first year, focusing on important events in the church calendar.

The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church by Aelfric was published by Cambridge Library Collection in December 2012. The ISBN for The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church is 9781108061100.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (December 2012)
Number of Pages644
Thickness36 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4245027
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