Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani 3 Volume Set

Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani 3 Volume Set : A Thoma Walsingham, regnante Ricardo Secundo, compilata

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Between 1863 and 1876, the Rolls Series published several works about the abbey of St Albans, edited by Henry Thomas Riley (1816-78) under the rubric 'Chronica monasterii S. Albani'. This account of the achievements of its abbots was compiled and enlarged by Thomas Walsingham (c.1340-c.1422), who supervised the scriptorium at St Albans until 1394, and wrote several other historical works. It appeared in three volumes between 1867 and 1869, with English side-notes to the Latin text. The early part of the Gesta reworks earlier accounts, including that by Matthew Paris (d. 1259), but the section covering 1308-93 was composed by Walsingham himself and is an important primary source for fourteenth-century English history. Volume 1 covers the time from the abbey's foundation in 793 to 1290. Volume 2 focuses on the period from 1290 to 1349, and Volume 3 covers Thomas's own lifetime, up to 1393.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1880 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 114.3mm | 2,789.58g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 colour illus.
  • 1108057187
  • 9781108057189

Table of contents

Volume 1. Introduction; Abbots of St. Alban's, mentioned in the 'Gesta abbatum'; Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani. Sectio prima, a Matthaeo Parisiensi, pro majori parte, conscripta; Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani. Sectio secunda; Appendix. Volume 2. Introduction; Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani. Sectio secunda continuata; Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani. Sectio tertia, a Thoma Walsingham conscripta; Appendix. Volume 3. Introduction; Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani. Sectio tertia, continuata; Gesta abbatum monasterii Sancti Albani, continuata; Glossary; Index of names of persons; Index of names of places.show more