Aelfwine's Prayerbook B.L. Cotton Titus D.xxvi + xxvii

Aelfwine's Prayerbook B.L. Cotton Titus D.xxvi + xxvii

Edited by Beate Günzel

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Overview

Offers an insight into matters liturgical, spiritual, computistical, medicinal, and personal that were of concern to an ecclesiastical administrator in late Anglo-Saxon England. ALBION
A new edition of the important private prayerbook which now survives as two manuscripts in the British Library (Cotton Titus D.xxvi + xxvii) and which was compiled by a number of scribes during the 1030s for the personal use of Ælfwine, abbot of the New Minster, Winchester (1031-57). The book is thus a valuable witness to the intellectual interests of an important abbot of the later Anglo-Saxon period. It contains liturgical texts such as a collectar, various private prayers, and also a number of scientific texts used by Ælfwine for calculating the dates of movable feasts, rising and settings of the moon and optimal days for blood-letting. Also included are several texts to be used in the interpretation of dreams and a number of Anglo-Saxon illustrations. The introduction provides an analysis of how all the texts were to be used as well as a discussion of the liturgical BEATE GÜZEL completed her doctoral studies at Munich under the direction of Professor Helmut Gneuss; she is currently teaching in Bavaria.

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3 black and white illustrations
248 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
Hardback, 9781870252041, December 1993
Paperback, 9781870252331, March 2009
Henry Bradshaw Society
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL033000
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Invaluable for the study of late Anglo-Saxon liturgical and spiritual matters. MEDIUM AEVUMOffers an insight into matters liturgical, spiritual, computistical, medicinal, and personal that were of concern to an ecclesiastical administrator in late Anglo-Saxon England... Gunzel's introduction presents a splendid scholarly analysis of the prayerbook's contents. ALBIONThe publication of this volume has a wide significance...a reminder that there are more literary txts than are contained in the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records. SPECULUM

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