Saints in English Kalendars before AD 1100

August 2008
144 pages
29.7x21 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
ISBN: 9781870252232
Format: Hardback
Henry Bradshaw Society

Saints in English Kalendars before AD 1100

Rebecca Rushforth

Edition of Anglo-Saxon kalendars reveals much about the history of the period.
The surviving Anglo-Saxon Kalendars are not only valuable evidence for the cults of particular saints; they also help to date and localise the manuscripts in which they are found, providing important information for the palaeographer and cultural historian. This volume collates the texts of twenty-seven such kalendars, written or owned in England before 1100, into monthly tables to allow easy comparison of which saints are included and to give a sense of how rare a particular feast was. It also has an introduction to the use of kalendars in the study of Anglo-Saxon England, and a discussion and bibliography of each kalendar manuscript. An index of names allows easy discovery of variant feast days for the same saint.

Dr REBECCA RUSHFORTH is Research Associate in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

The Manuscripts
Calendars Not Included
About the Tables of Calendars
Tables of Saints in Anglo-Saxon Calendars
Index of Manuscripts Containing Included Calendars
Index Nominum

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