Bishop Aethelwold

May 1997
24 black and white, 3 line illustrations
233 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851157054
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BISAC REL015000, REL010000

Bishop Aethelwold

His Career and Influence

Edited by Barbara Yorke

[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
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

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Keywords: Medieval History

Table of Contents

Introduction - Barbara Yorke
Aethelwold and his Continental Counterparts: Contract, Comparison, Contrast - Patrick Wormald
Aethelwold and Abingdon - Alan T Thacker
Aethelwold and the Politics of the Tenth Century - Barbara Yorke
Aethelwold as Scholar and Teacher - Michael Lapidge
The Text of the Benedictional of St Aethelwold - Andrew J Prescott
What the Saxon Monks Sang: Music in Winchester in the late Tenth Century - Mary Berry
Late Pre-Conquest Sculptures with the Crucifixion South of the Humber -