Historia Monasterii S. Augustini Cantuariensis, by Thomas of Elmham, Formerly Monk and Treasurer of that Foundation

Historia Monasterii S. Augustini Cantuariensis, by Thomas of Elmham, Formerly Monk and Treasurer of that Foundation

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Thomas of Elmham (1364-1427?) was treasurer of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, when he compiled this work, which he called the Speculum Augustinianum, around 1414. He planned to give a complete history of the Abbey, and the chronological table covers the period from 597 to 1414, but the main text ends in 806, with a collection of documentary sources from the period 1066 to 1191 appended. His failure to complete the work was probably due to his appointment as Prior of the Cluniac House at Lenton in Nottinghamshire. Elmham made great use of documentary sources in the Abbey's famous library, reproducing and editing original charters, as well as using the work of earlier historians of the House, though, unfortunately, many of the sources he uses were forgeries or corrupt transcripts, produced to support the Abbey's claims to royal and ecclesiastical privileges. This edition by Charles Hardwick was published in 1858.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1 colour illus.
  • 1139162926
  • 9781139162920

Table of contents

Introduction; Chronologia Augustinensis; Historia Monasterii S. Augustini Cantuariensis: 1. De fundatione; 2. De dotatione; 3. De Johanne Abbate; 4. De Rufiniano Abbate; 5. De Gratioso Abbate; 6. De Petronio Abbate; 7. De Nathanaele abbate sexto; 8. De sancto Adriano abbate septimo; 9. De sancto Albino Abbate; 10. De Northbaldo abbate nono; 11. De Aldhuno abbate decimo; 12. De sancto Jamberto abbate decimo [sic]; 13. De Ethelnoto abbate xii; 14. De Guttardo Abbate; 15. De Cunredo abbate xiv; 43. De obitu Scotlandi abbatis xlii; 44. De Widone abbate xliii; Privilegia concessa et confirmata, regnante Willelmo Conquestore; Privilegia concessa et confirmata, regnante Willelmo Rufo; Privilegia concessa et confirmata, regnante Henrico Primo; Privilegia concessa et confirmata, regnantibus Stephano, Henrico II, Ricardo I; Glossary; Index.show more