The first critical edition of Aelred of Rievaulx's historical and hagiographical works.
Aelred’s historical and hagiographical production, which makes him a rather unique figure in the Cistercian panorama of the first generation, is the subject of increasing attention, hampered thus far by the lack of a reliable critical edition of these works. Here for the first time these texts are edited from a collation of the earlier and best manuscripts, accompanied by a biblical and a critical apparatus, each with a concise introduction devoted to the illustration of the manuscript tradition and to the historical and rhetorical background of these texts.
Domenico Pezzini is Professor of English Linguistics (History of English) at the University of Verona. His work focuses on the translation of medieval Latin works (in particular Aelred’s four ascetical treatises and a group of his liturgical sermons, plus a number of essays on his spirituality and his historical works) as well as research on translational practices in the Middle Ages. He is also the editor of a group of Middle English texts translated from St. Birgitta’s Revelationes.
Vita Dauid regis; Genealogia regum Anglorum; Relatio de standardo; De sanctis ecclesie Haugustaldensis et eorum miraculis; Vita sancti Niniani; De quodam miraculo mirabili