Clemoes, Peter, ed.; Godden, Malcolm, ed., Aelfrics Catholic Homilies (Oxford: Oxford UP (EETS First Series Text no. 17),1997).
990 - 1020
- English - Anglo-Saxon / Old English
- Original language included
Eynsham; Oxfordshire; Abingdon
- Clergy - Monks, Nuns, Friars
- Philosophy / Theology
The editors lengthy (173 pp) introduction provides a thorough discussion of the manuscripts in which the text of the homilies survives, considering each manuscript in detail. The editor also notes the six phases in which Aelfric worked on his homilies, three of revision, and three of supplementation and reorganization, presenting the manuscript evidence for each phase. He also includes stemma to explain his conclusions about the relationships between manuscripts.