Bishop Aethelwold

His Career and Influence

[This] exemplary interdisciplinary approach to Aethelwold and his impart on the cultural, religious and political life of southern England in his own day is to be applauded. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
Date Published :
June 1997
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
Editor :
Barbara Yorke
Illustration :
24 black and white, 3 line drawing
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780851157054
Pages : 233
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Æthelwold's life and his political and ecclesiastical importance in the 10th-century reformation receive thorough scholarly scrutiny in this appraisal of his life and work. The studies include a comparison of Æthelwold's career with that of other European monastic reformers; a study of Æthelwold's foundation at Abingdon; and of his involvement with the political crises of the 10th century. Æthelwold's skills as a scholar are assessed through surviving Latin and Old Englist texts, and as a teacher from the writings of his pupils. The scholarly work of his foundations is highlighted by a detailed study of the text of the Benedictional of St Æthelwold; other essays look at the music and sculpture performed and produced at Æthelwold's foundations.Contributors: PATRICK WORMALD, ALAN THACKER, BARBARA YORKE, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, ANDREW PRESCOTT, MARY BERRY, ELIZABETH COATSWORTH


Introduction - Barbara YorkeAethelwold and his Continental Counterparts: Contract, Comparison, Contrast - Patrick WormaldAethelwold and Abingdon - Alan T ThackerAethelwold and the Politics of the Tenth Century - Barbara YorkeAethelwold as Scholar and Teacher - Michael LapidgeThe Text of the Benedictional of St Aethelwold - Andrew J PrescottWhat the Saxon Monks Sang: Music in Winchester in the late Tenth Century - Mary BerryLate Pre-Conquest Sculptures with the Crucifixion South of the Humber -

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