Rodulfus Glaber: The Five Books of the Histories, edited and translated by John France, and The Life of St William, edited by Neithard Bulst and trans

Rodulfus Glaber: The Five Books of the Histories, edited and translated by John France, and The Life of St William, edited by Neithard Bulst and trans

By: John France (translator), John France (editor), Neithard Bulst (editor), Paul Reynolds (editor)Hardback

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The monk Rodulfus Glaber is best known for his Five Books of Histories, a major source for events in the first half of the eleventh century, and valuable above all for revealing the mental furniture of an eleventh-century monk - for his account of the millennium, of relics genuine and false, of church-building, and visions of saints and demons. This edition, the first since 1866, presents the only critical text of the Histories, accompanied by a complete translation and a full historical commentary. Glaber also wrote a Life of his mentor, St William of Dijon, the renowned monastic reformer. The Life is reprinted after the Histories, again with translation and notes. The evidence for Glaber's life, and the value of his work are discussed in a Historical Introduction.

Contents

Part 1 Historical: the life and works of Rodulfus Glaber; the writing of the "Life of St William" and the "Histories"; sources and references in Glaber's works; Glaber and the abbey at Cluny; the chronicler of the millennia; St William and the "Life of St William". Part 2 Textual: the manuscripts of the "Histories"; editions and translations of the "Histories"; manuscripts and editions of the "Life of St William"; the use of the "Histories" and the "Life" in the Middle Ages. Part 3 The works of Rodulfus Glaber: "The Five books of the Histories", books 1-5; "The Life of St William".

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198222415
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9780198222415
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0198222416
  • translations: Latin

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