The Cartulary and Charters of the Priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich
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211 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

4 b/w illus.

Series: Suffolk Charters

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Cartulary and Charters of the Priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich

Part II: The Charters

Edited by David Allen

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Edition of documents from an important medieval East Anglian ecclesiastical institution.
The charters and other documents recorded in the thirteenth-century Cartulary of the Augustinian priory of Sts Peter and Paul, Ipswich, donated to the public library of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1806, and purchased for Ipswich Record Office in 1970, throw light on an institution whose early history was mostly shrouded in obscurity. They are an important source for the study both of the expansion of the priory estates and the consolidation of its holdings bythe gift or purchase of adjoining parcels of land in common fields, and a mine of information for the student of place-names.
The charters presented here, with full explanatory notes, complement the contents of the priory'scartulary published in 2018. They illuminate the religious life of the priory, its community, spiritual rewards for its benefactors, steps taken to safeguard its assets, and the circumspection sometimes shown by the convent in itsdealings with the powerful.
The Charters
Appendix 1: Concordance of Original Charters in the Edition
Appendix 2: Corrigenda to Part I
Index of Persons and Places
Index of Subjects

DAVID ALLEN was archivist in the Suffolk Record Office for over thirty years.

"The texts throughout are an invaluable source for students of palaeography, Latin and local history. Understanding the difference between cartularies and charters, the function they performed and interpretation of the evidence they provide allows a proper appreciation of their purpose." THE LOCAL HISTORIAN
"Part II is a splendid work of dedicated scholarship, as is particularly evident from the trouble that David Allen has taken to locate and transcribe the documents, to establish plausible dates for the many undated ones and to make available succinct, detailed physical descriptions of each of the individual items. It has been handsomely produced by the Boydell Press." ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
"[B]oth this and Allen's first volume on the priory make invaluable additions to a growing corpus." Proceedings of the SIAH
"This Part II is a welcome addition to the range of charter publications already in circulation, and it will be a valuable reference text that will be studied for many years to come. It is of great benefit to have another resource that highlights the wealth of information charters contain." The Medieval Review (TMR)

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9781783274949

March 2020

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Title Details

211 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

4 b/w illus.

Series: Suffolk Charters

Imprint: Boydell Press