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The Resource The Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey, edited by Emilie Amt

The Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey, edited by Emilie Amt

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The Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey
Title
The Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey
Statement of responsibility
edited by Emilie Amt
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This first published edition of the Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey outside Oxford is an important text for the history of medieval religious women. Compiled in the early fifteenth century, and probably written by Godstow's prioress Alice of Eaton, it contains more than 900 documents written for and preserved by this well-known community of Benedictine nuns. The contents include a unique Anglo-Norman verse life of Ediva of Winchester, whose dreams prompted her to found the abbey in the early twelfth century. Numerous early charters in the cartulary identify other twelfth-century nuns and their relatives, and shed light on the founding of the abbey, its royal and private patronage, and its extensive real estate holdings. Other documents in the volume are excellent sources for women's literacy and culture, religious practices in the diocese of Lincoln, social relations between the nuns and the larger community, and the local urban and rural economy in Oxfordshire and nearby counties. The volume's introduction examines the founding of the abbey, dating it earlier than has previously been done, and provides new information about the abbesses of Godstow. In the text, documents dating from about 1225 or earlier are printed in full, in the original Latin, with English introductions and notes; later documents have been fully summarized in English, with complete witness lists. This is also an invaluable text for local history, topography, and genealogy. This text is the original of the Middle English translation that was published in the early twentieth century"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
271/.9
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4278.G58
LC item number
L38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amt, Emilie
  • British Academy
Series statement
Records of social and economic history
Series volume
new series, 52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Godstow Nunnery
  • Godstow Nunnery
  • Land tenure
  • Cartularies
  • Cartularies
  • Land tenure
  • Oxfordshire (England)
  • England
Label
The Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey, edited by Emilie Amt
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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
Introduction. The manuscript ; The contents of the cartulary ; The foundation of the abbey ; The foundation legend text ; Patronage and benefactions ; Financial and property management -- Abbesses of Godstow -- Editorial method -- The cartulary -- Appendix A. Flyleaves -- Appendix B. Strays -- Appendix C. English register documents
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlii, 503 pages
Isbn
9780197265581
Lccn
2014466973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimile, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872055068
  • 2103110
  • (OCoLC)872055068
  • (OCoLC)ocn872055068
  • 2103110
Label
The Latin cartulary of Godstow Abbey, edited by Emilie Amt
Link
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
Introduction. The manuscript ; The contents of the cartulary ; The foundation of the abbey ; The foundation legend text ; Patronage and benefactions ; Financial and property management -- Abbesses of Godstow -- Editorial method -- The cartulary -- Appendix A. Flyleaves -- Appendix B. Strays -- Appendix C. English register documents
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlii, 503 pages
Isbn
9780197265581
Lccn
2014466973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimile, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872055068
  • 2103110
  • (OCoLC)872055068
  • (OCoLC)ocn872055068
  • 2103110

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