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The Archaeology and History of Glastonbury Abbey : Essays in Honour of the ninetieth birthday of C.A.Ralegh Radford - Lesley Abrams

The Archaeology and History of Glastonbury Abbey

Essays in Honour of the ninetieth birthday of C.A.Ralegh Radford

By: Lesley Abrams (Editor), James P. Carley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th August 1991
ISBN: 9780851152844
Number Of Pages: 361

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Glastonbury Abbey was one of the great cultural centres of Anglo-Saxon and medieval England, yet this is the first volume of scholarly essays to be devoted to the subject. Written in honour of C. A. Ralegh Radford, the first items are concerned with the physical remains of the abbey, ranging from the place of Glastonbury in the development of Christianity in Somerset to specific examinations of surviving monastic buildings. The main body of the essays explores documents relating to the abbey for evidence of its history and traditions, including the earliest Anglo-Saxon period, pre-conquest abbots, and links with the Celtic world. The final section deals with the cultural life of the abbey: Glastonbury's role in education is discussed and the concluding essay deals with the most magical of all Glastonbury legends - its link with Joseph of Arimathea and the Grail. Contributors: PHILIP RAHTZ, MICHAEL D. COSTEN, C.J. BOND, J.B. WELLER, ROBERT W. DUNNING, LESLEY ABRAMS, JAMES P. CARLEY, ANN DOOLEY, SARAH FOOT, DAVID THORNTON, RICHARD SHARPE, JULIA CRICK, OLIVER J.PADEL, MATTHEW BLOWS, CHARLES T. WOOD, NICHOLAS ORME, CERIDWEN LLOYD-MORGAN, FELICITY RIDDY.

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A festschrift of considerable thematic integrity, by the meticulous and original scholarship of its contributors, and by an exceptionally high standard of production... a distinguished body of scholarship which sheds light on many aspects of medieval history. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Archaeological and literary research now conveniently brought together... rich fare here for historians, archaeologists and palaeographers alike... a very scholarly, illuminating and interesting publication. BULLETIN CODICOLOGIQUE The historical, diplomatic and interpretative papers make up an attractive collection... This handsome collection of essays serves both to honour the doyen of that colourful area of study, Dark Age Britain, and to remind us that Glastonbury remains as much a challenge as a 20th-century state of mind. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT Sixteen essays grouped under three headings: `Buildings and Archaeology', `Manuscripts and Texts;, and `Interpretations' The essays are of a universally high quality. ANTIQUARIES JOURNAL

The Archaeology and History of Glastonbury Abbey: Essays in Honour of the Ninetieth Birthday of C. A. Ralegh Radfordp. i
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Buildings and Archaeological Surveysp. 1
Pagan and Christian by the Severn Seap. 3
Some Evidence for New Settlements and Field Systems in Late Anglo-Saxon Somersetp. 39
The Somerset Barns of Glastonbury Abbeyp. 57
Conclusionp. 83
Acknowledgementsp. 87
The Tribunal, Glastonbury, Somersetp. 89
Manuscripts and Textsp. 95
A Single-Sheet Facsimile of a Diploma of King Ine for Glastonburyp. 97
An Early Irish Fragment of Isidore of Seville's Etymologiaep. 135
Glastonbury's Early Abbotsp. 163
Glastonbury and the Glasteningp. 191
Eadmer's Letter to the Monks of Glastonbury Concerning St Dunstan's Disputed Remainsp. 205
The Marshalling of Antiquity: Glastonbury's Historical Dossierp. 242
Glastonbury's Cornish Connectionsp. 245
A Glastonbury Obit-Listp. 257
Interpretationsp. 271
Fraud and Its Consequences: Savaric of Bath and the Reform of Glastonburyp. 273
Glastonbury Abbey and Educationp. 285
From Ynys Wydrin to Glasynbri: Glastonbury in Welsh Vernacular Traditionp. 301
Glastonbury, Joseph of Arimathea and the Grail in John Hardyng's Chroniclep. 317
List of Contributorsp. 332
Indexp. 333
Index of Chartersp. 345
Index of Manuscriptsp. 347
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ISBN: 9780851152844
ISBN-10: 0851152848
Series: J. Ranade Series on Computer
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 18th August 1991
Publisher: BOLTON PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95

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