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Corpus Christianorum
Aelredus Rievallensis
Opera omnia VI
Opera historica et hagiographica

D. Pezzini (ed.)
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CCLXXVIII+194 p., 3 b/w tables, 155 x 245 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-55278-1
Languages: Latin, English
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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.

Table of Contents

Aelredus Rievallenis (interpolatio) — Aelredi Rievallensis 'Relatio de standardo' interpolata: excerpta (sec. cod. London, British Library, Cotton Titus A XIX) — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis — De quodam miraculo mirabili — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis — De sanctis ecclesiae Haugustaldensis et eorum miraculis — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis — Genealogia regum Anglorum — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis — Relatio de standardo — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis — Vita sancti Niniani — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis (dubium) — De sanctis ecclesiae Haugustaldensis et eorum miraculis (capitula in cod. London, British Library, Add. 38.816 servata) — ed. D. Pezzini

Aelredus Rievallensis (epitome) — De sancto rege Scotorum David epitome — ed. D. Pezzini

Review

"Den beiden Editoren kann nicht genug dafür gedankt werden, der Forschung Texte zur Verfügung gestellt zu haben, auf deren Grundlage sich die Untersuchungen zu Leben und Werk einer der faszinierendsten Persönlichkeiten des 12. Jahrhunderts sowohl in Breite als auch in Tiefe weiterentwickeln dürften." (Ralf Lützelschwab, in: Sehepunkte 18 (2018), Nr. 1 [15.01.2018])

« Remercions les deux éditeurs qui, avec des approches assez différentes (D. P. est plus disert et sa longue introduction explore une grande variété d’aspects, F. M. se limite davantage aux aspects philologiques dans une introduction plus concise), ont mis à la disposition des chercheurs l’ensemble de la production hagiographique d’Aelred, portant ainsi à son terme l’édition de ses œuvres dans le Corpus Christianorum. » (R. Godding, in Analecta Bolladiana, 138, 2020, p. 215)

Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Medieval Latin Series
Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian devotion & forms of religious expression
Hagiographical writings & the cult of saints
Christian Theology & Theologians
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin language
Medieval Latin language
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Religious history
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
Historiography (historical writings in the period)

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