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Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian

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This volume includes the first edition of a previously unknown text which throws light on the intellectual history of early medieval Europe. The biblical commentaries represent the teaching of two gifted Greek scholars who came to England from the Byzantine East. Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668-90) and his colleague Hadrian (d. 710) taught the Bible to a group of Anglo-Saxon scholars, who recorded their teaching. The resulting commentaries illustrate the high point of biblical scholarship between late antiquity and the Renaissance. The commentaries, found by Professor Bischoff in Milan in 1936, constitute one of the most important medieval texts discovered this century. The edition is introduced by substantial chapters on the intellectual background of the texts and their manuscript sources. The Latin texts themselves are accompanied by facing English translations and extensive notes. Used hardback in very good condition, with dust jacket in very good condition. Minor shelf wear to d/j. Small (< 1 cm) closed tear to top front edge. Slight creasing here too, as well as at top and bottom of spine. Not price clipped. Book in blue cloth boards. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Minor grubbiness to bottom of text block. Otherwise clean and bright externally. Pristine internally with tight binding.

Item details

Author(s):
Bischoff, B.; Lapidge, M.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521330890
ISBN-13:
9780521330893
Number of pages:
612
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian

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This volume includes the first edition of a previously unknown text which throws light on the intellectual history of early medieval Europe. The biblical commentaries represent the teaching of two gifted Greek scholars who came to England from the Byzantine East. Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668-90) and his colleague Hadrian (d. 710) taught the Bible to a group of Anglo-Saxon scholars, who recorded their teaching. The resulting commentaries illustrate the high point of biblical scholarship between late antiquity and the Renaissance. The commentaries, found by Professor Bischoff in Milan in 1936, constitute one of the most important medieval texts discovered this century. The edition is introduced by substantial chapters on the intellectual background of the texts and their manuscript sources. The Latin texts themselves are accompanied by facing English translations and extensive notes. Used hardback in very good condition, with dust jacket in very good condition. Minor shelf wear to d/j. Small (< 1 cm) closed tear to top front edge. Slight creasing here too, as well as at top and bottom of spine. Not price clipped. Book in blue cloth boards. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Minor grubbiness to bottom of text block. Otherwise clean and bright externally. Pristine internally with tight binding.

Author(s):
Bischoff, B.; Lapidge, M.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521330890
ISBN-13:
9780521330893
Number of pages:
612
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian

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