Monasteriales Indicia

Monasteriales Indicia

Anglo-Saxon Monastic Sign-language

by British Library and Debby Banham

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/1991

12%
OFF
RRP  $20.99 $18.50
This is one of the very few texts which let us see how life was really lived in monasteries in the early Middle Ages. Written in Old English and preserved in a manuscript of the mid-eleventh century, it consists of 127 signs used by Anglo-Saxon monks during times when the Benedictine Rule forbade them to speak. These indicate the food the monks ate, the clothes they wore, and the books they used in church and chapter, as well as the tools they used in their daily life, and persons they might meet both in the monastery and outside. The text is printed here with a parallel translation. The introduction gives a summary of the background, both historical and textual, as well as a brief look at the later evidence for monastic sign language in England. Extensive notes provide details of textual relationships, explore problems of interpretation, and set out the historical implications of the text.
ISBN:
9780951620946
9780951620946
Category:
The Early Church
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-1991
Publisher:
Anglo-Saxon Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
96
Weight:
0.16kg
British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers, and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.

Among the greatest treasures in the Library's collection are two copies of the Magna Carta from 1215; the Lindisfarne Gospels; Leonardo da Vinci's notebook; the first edition of the Times (London) from 18 March 1788; manuscripts of the Beatles' lyrics; and the recording of Nelson Mandela's speech given at his trial.

This title is in stock with our UK supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 1-2 weeks of you placing order. An overall delivery estimate to you, (arrival time to A&R + delivery via post to your address) can be found below.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

 

An overall delivery time for this item, including the 1-2 week arrival time to A&R, to your address is:

NSW Metro: 9- 12 working days.
NSW Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
VIC & SA Metro: 10 - 13 working days.
VIC & SA Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Regional: 14 - 22 working days.
TAS: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Regional: 13 -16 working days.
NT Metro: 13 - 16 working days.
NT Regional: 14 - 22 working days.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Monasteriales Indicia.