Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

CONTENTS

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pp. v-vii

ABBREVIATIONS

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pp. ix-xi

ILLUSTRATIONS

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pp. xiii-xiv

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PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. xv-xxvi

This book examines the daily life and thought world of a tenth-century Northumbrian religious community through the lens of a surviving service book manuscript, Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.. is artifact, belying its ragged appearance and hybrid materials, is prime evidence of a lively and...

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1. HISTORY: The Temporal and Geographic Landscape in Northumbria

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pp. 1-36

In  970 A.D. a Northumbrian priest named Aldred the Provost wrote down four prayers in honor of Cuthbert, the patron saint of his religious community at Chester-le-Street, formerly of Lindisfarne. He copied these collects on a manuscript page that is...

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2. BIOGRAPHY: Aldred and His World

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pp. 37-70

We know about Aldred because of what he told us about himself, either directly or indirectly from his scribal activities. the fact that we know his name and something of his position is in itself unusual, since so many of the clergy...

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3. PALEOGRAPHY AND CODICOLOGY: The Chester-le-Street Scriptorium [Includes Image Plates]

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pp. 71-109

Animal skin parchment, a writing surface, some ink, a quill, and a knife were the necessary tools at hand to write a text in early medieval Europe, but the craftsmanship needed to use these and other materials in the production of a manuscript were the...

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4. LITURGY: The Community of St. Cuthbert at Prayer

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pp. 110-150

The first thing one notices upon opening Durham Cathedral Library A.IV. or its facsimile is its well-worn character. is was a manuscript used, and in some people’s view, abused, over several generations. Its original vellum pages were ordinary and...

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5. SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATION: The Textual Community at Chester-le-Street

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pp. 151-199

Both writing and reading are performances invisible to medieval historians but nonetheless implicit in the material artifact of the manuscript. While it proved hard to reconstruct the writing process in a composite manuscript like Durham A.IV., as...

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6. CONCLUSION: Religious Formation and the Vocabulary of Prayer

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pp. 200-216

Life at Chester-le-Street in the second half of the tenth century cannot be reconstructed from a single manuscript witness, even in conjunction with other artifacts and records or by analogy with better known communities. Nonetheless, Durham A.IV....

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THE TEXTS. Additions to Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.19

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pp. 217-219

This edition contains the texts added to Durham A.IV. at Chester-le- Street by Aldred and Scribes B-F, as well as Scribes M–3 at Durham. Materials from the original collectar, already edited by Alicia Corrêa,1 are not included except for a few items given for comparison. The collation...

DURHAM CATHEDRAL LIBRARY A.IV.19 COLLATION DIAGRAMS

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pp. 220-230

QUIRE VIII. Additions at the end of the original collectar

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pp. 231-245

QUIRES IX-X BOOKLET FOL. 76

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pp. 246-279

QUIRE XI BOOKLET

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pp. 280-359

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 361-394

INDEX OF TEXTS

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pp. 395-396

INDEX VERBORUM

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pp. 397-401

GENERAL INDEX

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pp. 402-410