Two Aelfric Texts

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Mary Clayton presents new texts, with facing translations and full critical apparatus, of Aelfric’s vernacular versions of two highly influential early-medieval ethical treatises: De duodecim abusiuis (The Twelve Abuses), originally written in seventh-century Ireland; and De octo uitiis et de duodecim abusiuis gradus (The Eight Vices and Virtues and Twelve Abuses), partly based on Alcuin’s De uirtutibus et uitiis (ninth century). The book includes the Latin text of De duodecim abusiuis. Anglo-Saxon Texts 11.

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Two Aelfric Texts

Two Aelfric Texts

The Twelve Abuses and The Vices and Virtues

Hardback212pp240x160mm

9781843843603     Product Code: 505970

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Mary Clayton presents new texts, with facing translations and full critical apparatus, of Aelfric’s vernacular versions of two highly influential early-medieval ethical treatises: De duodecim abusiuis (The Twelve Abuses), originally written in seventh-century Ireland; and De octo uitiis et de duodecim abusiuis gradus (The Eight Vices and Virtues and Twelve Abuses), partly based on Alcuin’s De uirtutibus et uitiis (ninth century). The book includes the Latin text of De duodecim abusiuis. Anglo-Saxon Texts 11.

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