Charters of Malmesbury Abbey

Author(s): 
Kelly, S.E.
ISBN: 
0197263178
Date published: 
November 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

This is the first scholarly edition of the Anglo-Saxon charters of Malmesbury Abbey, which are an important witness to the history of Wessex and the West Saxon church. The volume is comprised of editions of thirty-five charters and also a small group of separate boundary surveys, with detailed commentaries on their historical and topographical importance. This edition provides a useful background to William of Malmesbury's De gestis pontificorum Anglorum, and includes significant new material for the study of William's use of historical documents.