Chronicon Monasterii De Abingdon 2 Volume Set


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Originally published in 1858, this two-volume chronicle covers approximately 500 years, from the seventh-century foundation of Abingdon Abbey to the accession of Richard I in 1189. Editor Joseph Stevenson (1806-95) claims that its value is less as a detailed history than as an illustration of England's journey from barbarism to civilisation. Although ostensibly a record of the fortunes of the Benedictine monastery, it is a rich source of not only local but also national and international history. In his prefaces to the ...

Chronicon Monasterii De Abingdon 2 Volume Set 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108042727