English Monastic Litanies of the Saints after 1100

English Monastic Litanies of the Saints after 1100

Volume III: Addenda, Commentary, Catalogue of Saints, Indexes

Edited by Nigel J. Morgan


Henry Bradshaw Society



Offers a comprehensive catalogue of all the saints appearing in the monastic litanies, from Abro to Yvo.
The litanies of the monastic orders in England, above all those of the Benedictines, are key witnesses of devotion to the saints of the British Isles, whose relics and shrines were mostly in Benedictine abbeys and cathedral priories. However, although many of the calendars of the Benedictines have been published, litanies are more rare, and the majority of those within this volume are presented as text editions for the first time. The majority of the texts are Benedictine, but the few surviving litanies from the other monastic orders, Carthusians, Cistercians and Cluniacs, are included, and also those of the Order of Fontevrault.
This volume, the final in a set of three, contains a complete catalogue of all the saints mentioned in the litanies, providing such information as their miracles, their resting-place, and their origins. It also provides full indices to all three volumes.

Nigel Morgan is Honorary Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.


June 2018
387 pages
29.7x21 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
ISBN: 9781907497339
Format: Hardback
Henry Bradshaw Society
BISAC REL033000, REL070000, HIS037010
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Table of Contents

General Introduction
Addenda of Texts to Volumes I and II
Commentary on the Litanies of the Individual Religious Houses
Catalogue of Significant Saints in English Monastic Litanies
Corrigenda and Bibliographical Addenda to Volumes I and II
Index of Saints in the Litany Texts
Index of Liturgical Forms in the Litany Texts
Index of Manuscripts
General Index

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