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The Durham <I>Liber Vitae</I> and its Context : Regions and Regionalism in History - David Rollason

The Durham Liber Vitae and its Context

Regions and Regionalism in History

By: David Rollason (Editor), A. J. Piper (Editor), Margaret Harvey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9781843830603
Number Of Pages: 276

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The Durham Liber Vitae (London, British Library, MS Cotton Domitian A. vii) is one of seven surviving libri memoriales from the Carolingian period, and the only English example of its date. The book, which has been notably little studied, contains several thousand names of persons associated with a Northumbrian church, probably Lindisfarne, but possibly Monkwearmouth/Jarrow. From around 1100, it was used to record the names of all Durham monks, as well as of many lay people; family groups also appear, especially the families of the last monks before Henry VIII dissolved the cathedral monastery in 1539. It casts considerable light on how the church interacted with contemporary lay and ecclesiastical society and in the process illuminates the basis of the church's position and its role in defining related communities and regions. Studies cover all aspects of the manuscript, its content and its context.

Contributors: ARNOLD ANGENENDT, GEOFFREY BARROW, ELIZABETH BRIGGS, JANET BURTON, JAN GERCHOW, DIETER GEUENICH, MICHAEL GULLICK, IVAN HLAVACEK, K.S.B. KEATS-ROHAN, SIMON KEYNES, JOHN S. MOORE, A.J. PIPER, LYNDA ROLLASON, R.N. SWANSON, COLIN C.G. TITE.

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An exciting and stimulating collection of essays. TOEBI NEWSLETTER Of great importance both in a local, and in a wider European, context. [...] An admirable and well-edited volume. NORTHERN HISTORY Never before have questions long associated with the Durham Liber vitae been explored with such coherence. [...] This collection succeeds brilliantly in showing how massed studies of regional particularities can be made to contribute to general understandings of important historical and social questions. [A] splendid collection. JOURNAL of ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

The Durham Liber Vitae and Sir Robert Cottonp. 3
The make-up of the Liber Vitae : the codicology of the manuscriptp. 17
The origins of the Durham Liber Vitaep. 45
Nothing but names : the original core of the Durham Liber Vitaep. 63
The Scandinavian personal names in the later part of the Durham Liber Vitaep. 87
Anglo-Norman names recorded in the Durham Liber Vitaep. 97
Scots in the Durham Liber Vitaep. 109
The names of the Durham monksp. 117
The late medieval non-monastic entries in the Durham Liber Vitaep. 127
A survey of the early medieval confraternity books from the continentp. 141
The Liber Vitae of the new minster, Winchesterp. 149
Testimonies of the living dead : the martyrology-necrology and the necrology in the chapter book of Mont-Saint-Michel (Avranches, Bibliotheque municipale, MS 214)p. 165
The necrology of the codex Gigas of Bohemia (Kungliga Biblioteket Stockholm MS A 148)p. 191
How was a confraternity made? : the evidence of chartersp. 207
Commemoration and memorialization in a Yorkshire contextp. 221
Books of brotherhood : registering fraternity and confraternity in late medieval Englandp. 233
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ISBN: 9781843830603
ISBN-10: 1843830604
Series: Regions and Regionalism in History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: BOLTON PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.36  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.56

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