Aelfric's Catholic Homilies: Introduction, Commentary and Glossary (Early English Text Society Supplementary Series)

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This is the third and final volume in the Early English Text Society's edition of AElfric's Catholic Homilies, a set of preaching texts in two series composed in Old English around 900 for the use of preachers throughout England. This final volume gives an account of the origin, function, and dating of the Catholic Homilies and their Latin sources; a detailed commentary on all eighty homilies; and a glossary of all words occurring in the text.

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M. R. Godden is at University of Oxford.

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"With this book in hand, we can better understand why ælfric was the most prolific, creative, and thoughtful writer of English religious prose in Anglo-Saxon England and why no study of early English sermonsor indeed of English vernacularity in general can afford to neglect the Catholic Homilies. --Speculum


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