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Edmund of Abingdon : Speculum Religiosorum and Speculum Ecclesie - Helen P Forshaw

Edmund of Abingdon

Speculum Religiosorum and Speculum Ecclesie

By: Helen P Forshaw (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 2006
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The Speculum Ecclesie, by which title it is commonly known, of St Edmund of Abingdon, archbishop of Canterbury (1234-40), has come down in various versions in Latin, Anglo-Norman, and English. The present edition comprises the original Latin text, which has never before been printed, and for comparison, printed en face, the vulgate Latin text, which is a translation of one of the Anglo-Norman versions.

Manuscript evidence suggests that the Speculum must almost certainly have been written before Edmund became archbishop in 1234, and even before the 1220s. The chief authority for the treatise, apart from the scriptures, is High of St Victor, and the Speculum is, in fact, a skilful summa of Hugh's teaching on the life of meditation and contemplation which should be the ideal of the religious. Edmund has drawn together and systemized advice and instruction scattered in many places in Hugh's ascetical and theological writings.

Introduction Textual Introduction Structure, Doctrine, and Sources The Edition Sigla Speculum Religiosorum Speculim Ecclesie Indexes

ISBN: 9780197259351
ISBN-10: 0197259359
Series: Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36