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Epistolae Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi : Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, edited and translated by Samu Niskanen

Label
Epistolae Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi : Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
Title
Epistolae Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi
Title remainder
Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Samu Niskanen
Title variation
Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
St Anselm (d. 1109) is the most interesting theologian and philosopher of his time. In many respects, his career encapsulates the principal intellectual, religious, and political developments of high medieval Europe. In 1060, Anselm took monastic vows at the abbey of Bec, a reformist community in Normandy, where he was soon promoted to the office of prior and subsequently elected abbot. In 1093 he was elected archbishop of Canterbury, and became a dynamic representative of the new papal claims for the freedom of the Church from the control of lay rulers. Throughout, he wrote theological and spiritual treatises which still resonate today. Anselm was also an avid letter-writer, and his correspondence is one of our best testimonies to an active, cosmopolitan, and cultured life in the Middle Ages. His almost 500 surviving letters represent the man. They are an acute witness to his mind and action, illuminating his monastic teaching, intellectual journey, leadership, and positions respective to rivalries within the church and between ecclesiastical and lay rulers. The first volume of this new critical edition of Anselm's letters comprises his correspondence, 148 letters, from his Norman years. The letters demonstrate at first-hand how he emerged as a respected monastic leader, a distinguished author, and a powerful influence in Normandy with networks in France and England. The present volume includes a new critical edition, established from almost thirty manuscripts, and an English translation of the letters from Anselm's Norman years. A detailed commentary accompanies the text. The critical apparatus provides a means of studying the letters' reception up to c. 1140. The introduction comprises a systematic analysis of the text's transmission from Anselm and his followers to the present day, and a fresh account of his life before Canterbury
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YDX
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1033-1109
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Anselm
Dewey number
282.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Parallel texts in Latin and English translation, with introduction, critical apparatus, appendix and concordance in English
LC call number
BR754.A56
LC item number
A4 2019
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1033-1109
  • 1033-1109
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  • Anselm
  • Anselm
  • Niskanen, Samu
Series statement
Oxford medieval texts
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  • Anselm
  • Catholic Church
Label
Epistolae Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi : Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, edited and translated by Samu Niskanen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • The Bec letters
Control code
on1045694387
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
<1> volumes
Isbn
9780199697168
Lccn
2018946420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1045694387
Label
Epistolae Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi : Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, edited and translated by Samu Niskanen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • The Bec letters
Control code
on1045694387
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
<1> volumes
Isbn
9780199697168
Lccn
2018946420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1045694387

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