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Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds
Oxford World's Classics
This is the first English translation for forty years of a medieval classic, offering vivid and unique insight into the life of a great monastery in late twelfth-century England. The translation brilliantly communicates the interest and immediacy of Jocelin's narrative, and the annotation is particularly clear and helpful.
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'The translation is clear and unfussy, up-to-date but not colloquial.'
Edmund King, University of Sheffield, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'gives a precious insight into the soul of a mediaeval monastery ... It is difficult to choose between the delights of this piece. Diana Greenway and Jane Sayers are to be congratulated on a translation which is plain prose, on an introduction and notes which really present the text, and on sub-editing the text in a way which much increases its accessibility.'
Peter Hackett, Month 'A very readable translation of a text that gives a substantial impression of life - especially monastic - in the 12th century.'
Dr J. Hines, University of Wales, Cardiff 'for its simplicity and clarity it is a joy to read'
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