Ancient Laws and Institutes of England: Volume 2, Containing the Ecclesiastical Laws

Ancient Laws and Institutes of England: Volume 2, Containing the Ecclesiastical Laws : Comprising Laws Enacted under the Anglo-Saxon Kings from Aethelbirht to Cnut

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Originally published for the Record Commissioners in 1840, this two-volume work remains a standard source for scholars of Anglo-Saxon and early Norman legal history. Benjamin Thorpe (1781?-1870) was a respected and prolific scholar and translator of Old English, whose publications in the field earned him a civil list pension in 1835. Trained in Copenhagen under Rasmus Rask, Thorpe advocated a scientific approach to philology, and this is reflected in the thoroughness of the notes, commentary, and concordance appended to the sources reprinted here. In Volume 2, the ecclesiastical laws from the seventh to the tenth centuries are reproduced in the original languages. There is a parallel translation of the Anglo-Saxon text, although the original sources in Latin remain untranslated. This volume also contains a comprehensive glossary to both parts of the book.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139177419
  • 9781139177412

Table of contents

Monumenta Ecclesiastica: 1. Theodori Arch. Cant. Liber Poenitentialis; 2. Capitula et Fragmenta Theodori; 3. Dialogus Ecgberti, Arch. Ebor.; 4. Excerptiones Ecgberti, Arch. Ebor.; 5. Confessionale Ecgberti, Arch. Ebor.; 6. Poenitentiale Ecgberti, Arch. Ebor.; 7. Of ecclesiastical compensations, or 'Bots'; 8. Canons enacted under King Edgar; 9. Law of the Northumbrian priests; 10. Institutes of polity, civil and ecclesiastical; 11. The canons of Aelfric; 12. Aelfric's pastoral epistle; 13. Aelfric's epistle, entitled 'Quando dividis Chrisma'; 14. Ecclesiastical institutes; 15. Legum Anglo-Saxonicarum; Versio Antiqua: 16. Leges Aluredi Regis West-Saxonum; 17. Leges Inae Regis West-Saxiae; 18. Foedus inter Alfredum et Guthrum; 19. Leges Regis Edwardi; 20. Leges Regum Alfredi et Godrini; 21. De weregildis; 22. De juramentis; 23. De weregildis singularum personarum cum Anglis; 24. De eodem in Mercennorum laga; 25. De veteri consuetudine promotionum; 26. Leges Aethelstani; 27. Leges Regis Eadmundi; 28. Leges Regis Eadgari; 29. Institutiones Aethelredi Regis; 30. Senatus consultum de Monticolis Walliae; 31. Leges Regis Cnuti; 32. Monumentorum Ecclesiasticorum; Versio Antiqua: 33. De emendatione et infractura ordinis; 34. De officio episcopi; Index; Glossary.
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