Historia Ecclesie Abbendonensis:The History of the Church of Abingdon, Volume I: The History of the Church of Abingdon
The History of the Church of Abingdon is one of the most valuable local histories produced in the twelfth century. It provides a wealth of information about, and great insight into, the legal, economic, and ecclesiastical affairs of a major monastery. Charters and narrative combine to provide a vital resource for historians. The present edition, unlike its victorian predecessor, is based on the earliest manuscript of the text. A modern English translation is provided on facingpages, together with extensive introductory material and historical notes.This volume covers the period from the reputed foundation of the abbey and its estates to c.1071. Volume II, already published, covers from c.1071- c.1164.
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TEXT AND TRANSLATION
TEXT AND TRANSLATION OF MS B
abbas abbatibus abbatis Abbot abbot of Abingdon Abingdon Abbey aforesaid Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Anglorum anno appears archbishop autem authentic beate Marie Beorhtric Berkshire bishop blessed Mary Carta regis Ceadwalla charter concerning Charter of King charter records Charters of Abingdon Christ Chronicle church of Abingdon Coenwulf consent corr cuius death dedit Denchworth diplomas document Domesday Domesday Book Domini domui Abbendonie donationem Eadred Eadric Eadwig Ealdorman ecclesie Edward eius Elfric English episcopus Ethelred Ethelstan Ethelwold etiam Faritius five hides grant hanc History holy house of Abingdon huius Ihesu ipse John of Worcester Keynes King Eadred king's charter land Leckhampstead Lord monastery monks serving narrative omni Oxfordshire quam quod rege royal sancte Sawyer sibi Siward terra thegn twenty hides uero uidelicet uillam Wessex West Saxon William William of Malmesbury witness list Wulfgar Wulfric Wulfstan