The Customary of the Benedictine Monastery of Saint Augustine, Canterbury, and Saint Peter, Westminster

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 • Volume 2 of 2: Texts of Cottonian MS Otho C.XI, and Gonville and Caius MS 211 •  9781907497094

Second of 2 vols. Cotton MS Otho C.XI was severely damaged in the fire at Ashburnham House in 1731. It contains the fourth part of a customary compiled at Westminster Abbey under Abbot Richard de Ware (1259-1283), but the surviving manuscript was written at a later date. The closeness to the text from Saint Augustine's, Canterbury, suggests that there was a common source, and indeed that the Canterbury text made use of Abbot Ware's original compilation. The surviving Westminster text contains material not found in the Canterbury version. This volume of the edition prints the Westminster text in full, with references to page numbers of the parallel sections in the Canterbury text. Printed in an appendix is a customary of Saint Augustine's, Canterbury, from the 13th century Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College, MS 211, which also contains sermons and theological tracts.

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