9780199554935

Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199554935

  • ISBN 10:

    0199554935

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/31/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This narrative of events between the years 1173 and 1202--as recorded by Jocelin of Brakelond, a monk who lived in the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, in the region of West Suffolk--affords many unique insights into the life of a medieval religious community. It depicts the daily worship in the abbey church and the beliefs and values shared by the monks, as well as the whispered conversations, rumors, and disagreements within the cloister--and the bustling life of the market-town of Bury, just outside the abbey walls. This edition offers the first modern translation from the Latin to appear since 1949.

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