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The 'Laterculus Malalianus' and the School of Archbishop Theodore


  • Page extent: 272 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.406 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521036078)

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The Laterculus Malalianus, a historical exegesis of the life of Christ, appears to be the only complete text to survive from the hand of Archbishop Theodore at Canterbury. Its language, style and intellectual frame of reference are thus of great importance for establishing the nature and scope of teaching at Canterbury, the first school of Anglo-Saxon England. This edition, with translation and commentary, is the third volume in this series to offer a reassessment of Canterbury as a major seat of learning, together with Bernhard Bischoff's and Michael Lapidge's edition of the biblical commentaries from the Canterbury school and Michael Lapidge's edited collection of essays on the life and influence of Archbishop Theodore. In the introduction Jane Stevenson examines the intellectual milieu of this work, argues the case for attribution to Theodore, and suggests the need for a complete rethinking of the basis of Anglo-Saxon culture.

• Parallel text and translation of important and otherwise unavailable Anglo-Latin text • Full historical treatment of the state of seventh-century scholarship • Revisionist interpretation of Anglo-Saxon culture


Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The contents of the Laterculus; 3. Date and origin of the Laterculus; 4. The nature of the Laterculus; 5. Sources of the Laterculus; 6. The Latinity of the Laterculus; 7. Translational technique of the Laterculus; 8. Manuscripts; 9. Conclusion; Text and translation; Commentary; Appendix: variant and anomalous biblical texts; Bibliography; Index of biblical sources; General index.

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