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The Old English homily; precedent, practice and appropriation.


The Old English homily; precedent, practice and appropriation.

Ed. by Aaron J. Kleist.

Brepols Publishers


532 pages



Studies in the early middle ages; v.17


Drawing on the spate of primary source publication over the past quarter century, scholars from North America and Europe look at the sources of Anglo-Saxon homilies, the homilies themselves, and their impact. They consider such contexts and influences as patristic and early medieval Latin sources, continental homilaries and preaching practices, traditions of Old Testament interpretation and adaptation, and the liturgical setting of preaching texts. They also examine particular homilies and manuscript collections of them, and how Old English homiletic material was recycled in and around England after the Norman Conquest from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company.

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