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The Resource Charters of Chertsey Abbey, edited by S.E. Kelly

Charters of Chertsey Abbey, edited by S.E. Kelly

Label
Charters of Chertsey Abbey
Title
Charters of Chertsey Abbey
Statement of responsibility
edited by S.E. Kelly
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • lat
  • and
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
This is the first complete modern edition of the early charters of Chertsey Abbey in Surrey, one of the most important of the English medieval monasteries, and one which appears to have had a nearly continuous existence from its seventh-century foundation until it was surrendered to Henry VIII's commissioners in 1537. The pre-Conquest archive is fairly small and has a poor reputation; indeed, the majority of the sixteen extant charters are obvious fabrications (which have their own importance in throwing light on the later medieval history of the house). But the archive does contain ancient documents of enormous interest: a charter which has claims to be the earliest surviving Anglo-Saxon diploma; a seventh-century episcopal charter; a diploma of King Aethelred 'the Unready' which adds to the evidence about the development of London around the year 1000; and an authentic writ of Edward the Confessor, again referring to London. In this volume all the extant diplomas are expertly edited, with extensive commentaries on their content and implications. A thorough introduction comprises a new synthesis of Chertsey's early history, discussion of the history of the archive and of the later medieval background to the fabrication of the purportedly early documents, and painstaking analysis of the history of the landed endowment. This volume also includes editions of four papal privileges said to have been obtained on the monastery's behalf in the Anglo-Saxon period, of which two or perhaps three are genuine or have a genuine basis
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Cataloging source
ERASA
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English, Old English and Latin; with translations into English from Old English and Latin
LC call number
DA670.S96
LC item number
C43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kelly, S. E.
  • British Academy
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  • Monasteries
  • Chertsey (England)
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Chertsey Abbey
  • Chertsey Abbey
Label
Charters of Chertsey Abbey, edited by S.E. Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xxi) and indexes
Control code
ocn893409222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 194 pages
Isbn
9780197265567
Other physical details
maps
Label
Charters of Chertsey Abbey, edited by S.E. Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xxi) and indexes
Control code
ocn893409222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 194 pages
Isbn
9780197265567
Other physical details
maps

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