The Community of St. Cuthbert in the Late Tenth Century
The Chester-le-Street Additions to Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.19
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The Ohio State University Press
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Northumbria and Wessex: English Identity and Christian Reform four.oldstyleChester-le-Street in the Tenth Century: Land and Power one.oldstylefive.oldstyle THE NATURAL WORLD AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT two.oldstylefour.oldstyleLindisfarne Colophon and Gloss: A Good Woman’s Son Earns a Place four.oldstyleone.oldstyleDurham Colophon: Provost of Cuthbert’s family six.oldstylezero.oldstyle...
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...Ælfwine Ælfwine’s Prayerbook (BL Cotton Titus D.xxvi + xxvii), refer-Bede, EH Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, cited by book Ben. Æthel. Benedictional of Æthelwold (BL Additional MS four.oldstylenine.oldstylefive.oldstylenine.oldstyleeight.oldstyle)Bosworth and Toller Joseph Bosworth, T. Northcote Toller, and Alistair Camp-An Illustrated Catalogue, two.oldstyle vols., cited by item number or by ...
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...two.oldstyle Bamburgh castle seen from Lindisfarne, author photo seven.oldstylethree.oldstyle View from Chester-le-Street, author photo two.oldstylefive.oldstylefour.oldstyle Cuthbert’s Isle, author photo two.oldstylefive.oldstylefive.oldstyle River Wear in summer, Chester-le-Street, author photo two.oldstylenine.oldstylesix.oldstyle Chester-le-Street and church, author photo three.oldstylezero.oldstyle...
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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.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle. T_his artifact, belying its ragged appearance and hybrid materials, is prime evidence of a lively and imaginative community of scribes at Chester-le-Street in the second half of the tenth century. Although sometimes marginalized as an isolated backwater beset by ...
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In nine.oldstyleseven.oldstylezero.oldstyle a.sc.d.sc. 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 now attached to a larger book of service prayers that his community had acquired, a manuscript known as the Durham Ritual or Collectar (Dur-ham Cathedral Library A.IV.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle).one.oldstyle Although he does not tell us why the ...
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We know about Aldred because of what he told us about himself, either directly or indirectly from his scribal activities. T_he fact that we know his name and some-thing of his position is in itself unusual, since so many of the clergy of his rank and scribes in general remained anonymous, particularly in ninth- and tenth-century Northumbria. Indeed, his fellow scribes in Durham A.IV.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle are labeled alphabetically, Scribes B, C, D, E, and F, ...
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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 result of a time-consuming process requiring a team of competent peo-ple.one.oldstyle Some were engaged in the creation of the tools themselves, soaking, stretching, and sanding the skins or acquiring and preparing ingredients ...
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The f_irst thing one notices upon opening Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle or its facsimile is its well-worn character. T_his was a manuscript used, and in some people’s view, abused, over several generations. Its original vellum pages were ordinary and rough to begin with, some with holes in the animal skin patched and whimsically decorated by the artful scribe. Whatever binding it began with is long gone, and the missing pages, the wearing at junctures, and ...
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Both writing and reading are performances invisible to medi-eval historians but nonetheless implicit in the material arti-fact of the manuscript. While it proved hard to reconstruct the writing process in a composite manuscript like Durham A.IV.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle, as attempted in chapter three.oldstyle, the presence of dif_ferent scribes copying dif_fer-ent texts also of_fers an unusual opportunity to see a community read-ing and studying together. T_he manuscript artifact allows us to enter ...
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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.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle gives us some sense of what living in a religious community meant for a group of primarily secular clergy with a strong monastic heritage and reform inf_luence. It takes a certain degree of historical empathy to enter ...
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T_his edition contains the texts added to Durham A.IV.one.oldstylenine.oldstyle at Chester-le-Street by Aldred and Scribes B-F, as well as Scribes Mone.oldstyle–three.oldstyle at Durham. Materials from the original collectar, already edited by Alicia Corrêa,one.oldstyle are not included except for a few items given for comparison. T_he collation diagrams are based on my own observations in conjunction with the ...
DURHAM CATHEDRAL LIBRAR
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...god min seven.oldstyle fæder seven.oldstyle svnv seven.oldstyle gastone.oldstyleone.oldstyle Deus meus et pater et f_ilius et spiritustwo.oldstylehalig ðæm alle vnderðiodded aron seven.oldstyle ðæm ælc giscæft giheresone.oldstyletwo.oldstyle sanctus cquithree.oldstyle omnia subiecta sunemdash.alt tfour.oldstyle et cui omnis creatura deserseven.oldstyle ælc onwæld vnderbeged is seven.oldstyle onscynað seven.oldstyle ondredað...
QUIRES IX-X BOOKLET+ FOL. 76
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Aldred, majuscule transitioning into minuscule (fol. six.oldstyleseven.oldstylerone.oldstylefour.oldstyle); glossed; ruling highly visible on fol. six.oldstylesix.oldstyler, less so on later folios.one.oldstyle creatura super messem pro avibus in XIIIIfour.oldstyleone.oldstyle. See Karen Louise Jolly, “Prayers from the Field: Practical Protection and Demonic Defense in Anglo-Saxon England,” Traditio six.oldstyleone.oldstyle (two.oldstylezero.oldstylezero.oldstylesix.oldstyle), nine.oldstylefive.oldstyle–one.oldstylefour.oldstyleseven.oldstyle, for edition, translation, and discussion....
QUIRE XI BOOKLET
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Quire XI (fols. seven.oldstyleseven.oldstyle–eight.oldstyleeight.oldstyle), six.oldstyle sheets, f_lesh-hair, relatively stif_f.Aldred minuscule fols. seven.oldstyleseven.oldstyler-eight.oldstylefour.oldstyleratwo.oldstyle, eight.oldstylefive.oldstyler-eight.oldstyleeight.oldstylev,one.oldstyle with Cuthbert col-lects, colophon and memorandum on fol. eight.oldstylefour.oldstyler between in experimental scripts; fol. eight.oldstylefour.oldstylev Scribe E. Single-column on fol. seven.oldstyleseven.oldstylerv, double columns from fols. seven.oldstyleeight.oldstyler–eight.oldstyleeight.oldstylev....
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Corpus Christi College four.oldstyleone.oldstyle (Bede’s Ecclesiastical History in Old English), s. xione.oldstyle; margina-lia, s. xione.oldstyle–xi med, prob. S. England; provenance Exeter s. xi¾ (Gneuss three.oldstylenine.oldstyle, ASM one.oldstyleone.oldstyle.one.oldstyle).Corpus Christi College one.oldstyleeight.oldstylethree.oldstyle (Bede, Vita S. Cuthberti, prose and verse), nine.oldstylethree.oldstylefour.oldstylexnine.oldstylethree.oldstylenine.oldstyle S. Eng-land; provenance Chester-le-Street s. x (Gneuss five.oldstylesix.oldstyle, Ker four.oldstyletwo.oldstyle).Corpus Christi College three.oldstyletwo.oldstylesix.oldstyle (Aldhelm’s prose De virginitate and Abbo of Saint-Germain’s ...
INDEX OF TEXTS
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QVIII.one.oldstyle five.oldstyleone.oldstyle, six.oldstylesix.oldstyle, seven.oldstylenine.oldstyle, one.oldstylefour.oldstylefive.oldstyle, one.oldstylefive.oldstylefive.oldstyle–six.oldstyletwo.oldstyle, one.oldstyleseven.oldstylesix.oldstyle, two.oldstyleone.oldstyleone.oldstyleQVIII.two.oldstyle one.oldstyletwo.oldstylenine.oldstyle, one.oldstylefive.oldstylenine.oldstyleQVIII.three.oldstyle seven.oldstyleeight.oldstyle, one.oldstyletwo.oldstylethree.oldstyle, one.oldstylefour.oldstylesix.oldstyle, one.oldstylefour.oldstyleseven.oldstyleQVIII.four.oldstyle seven.oldstylenine.oldstyle, one.oldstyletwo.oldstylethree.oldstyle, one.oldstylefour.oldstyleseven.oldstyleQVIII.five.oldstyle seven.oldstylenine.oldstyle, one.oldstyletwo.oldstylethree.oldstyle, one.oldstylefour.oldstyleseven.oldstyle–four.oldstyleeight.oldstyle...
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...acolitus, one.oldstyleeight.oldstylesix.oldstyle, one.oldstyleeight.oldstyleeight.oldstyle–eight.oldstylenine.oldstyleactio, one.oldstyleseven.oldstylesix.oldstyle–seven.oldstyleseven.oldstyleanhela, one.oldstyleseven.oldstyleeight.oldstyle, one.oldstyleeight.oldstylezero.oldstyle–eight.oldstyleone.oldstylecapitulum, -a, one.oldstyletwo.oldstylezero.oldstyle, one.oldstyletwo.oldstylefive.oldstylechorepiscopus, one.oldstyleeight.oldstylesix.oldstyle–eight.oldstyleseven.oldstyle...
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...abbreviations, five.oldstylezero.oldstyle, five.oldstylefive.oldstyle, seven.oldstyleseven.oldstyle, eight.oldstyletwo.oldstyle, one.oldstyleone.oldstylethree.oldstyle, one.oldstyletwo.oldstyletwo.oldstyle, one.oldstylethree.oldstyletwo.oldstyle, one.oldstylefour.oldstyleeight.oldstyle, one.oldstylefive.oldstylesix.oldstyle, one.oldstylefive.oldstyleeight.oldstyle, one.oldstylesix.oldstylezero.oldstyle, one.oldstylesix.oldstylefive.oldstyle, one.oldstylesix.oldstyleseven.oldstyle, one.oldstyleseven.oldstylefive.oldstyle–seven.oldstyleeight.oldstyle, one.oldstyleeight.oldstyleeight.oldstyle–nine.oldstylezero.oldstyle, one.oldstylenine.oldstylefive.oldstyle, two.oldstylezero.oldstylefive.oldstyleAdam, one.oldstyleseven.oldstylefive.oldstyle, one.oldstyleseven.oldstyleeight.oldstyle–eight.oldstyletwo.oldstyle, one.oldstylenine.oldstyleseven.oldstyle–nine.oldstyleeight.oldstyleAdomnán, one.oldstylenine.oldstyletwo.oldstyle, two.oldstyleone.oldstyletwo.oldstyle...
Page Count: 536
Illustrations: 22 halftones, 12 line art, 6 maps, 4 tables
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: Text and Context
Series Editor Byline: Frank Coulson