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Felix's Life of Saint Guthlac : Texts, Translation and Notes - Bertram Colgrave

Felix's Life of Saint Guthlac

Texts, Translation and Notes

By: Bertram Colgrave (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 11th November 1985
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Written around 730 740 the Life of Guthlac by the monk Felix is an important and colourful source for the obscure early history of East Anglia and the Fens. It describes how the youthful Guthlac (674 714) won fame at the head of a Mercian warrior band fighting the British on the borders of Wales before entering the monastery at Repton at the age of twenty-four. Distinguished from the first by his piety and asceticism, Guthlac moved on around 700 to a solitary life on Crowland, an uninhabited island accessible only by boat deep in the wild and desolate marshland separating Mercia and East Anglia. Here he built a shelter cut into the side of a burial-mound in which he lived austerely, skin-clad in the manner of the Desert Fathers, for the rest of his life. Tormented by demons but consoled by visions of angels, Guthlac gained a reputation for sanctity and miraculous healing which spread far afield and continued to grow after his death. This Life vividly reflects the cult of St Guthlac as it existed in East Anglia only a generation later."

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Manuscripts
Previous editions
Scriptural quotations
'Vita sancti guthlaci auctore felice'
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521313865
ISBN-10: 0521313864
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 11th November 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29