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Title Herbert of Bosham : a medieval polymath / edited by Michael Staunton
Published York : York Medieval Press ; Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 205 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Editorial Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1. An Introduction to Herbert of Bosham; 2. Master Herbert: Becket's eruditus, Envoy, Adviser, and Ghost-writer?; 3. Herbert of Bosham and Peter Lombard; 4. Pages Covered with as Many Tears as Notes: Herbert of Bosham and the Glossed Manuscripts for Thomas Becket; 5. Scholarship as a Weapon: Herbert of Bosham's Letter Collection; 6. Time, Change and History in Herbert of Bosham's Historia; 7. John Allen Giles and Herbert of Bosham: The Criminous Clerk as Editor
8. The Missing Leaves of Arras MS 649: A Tale of Lost and Found9. Encounters with Herbert of Bosham; Appendix: A New Letter of Herbert of Bosham (1175 x 1178); Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Herbert of Bosham (c.1120-c.1194) is one of the most brilliant, original and versatile thinkers of the twelfth century. Herbert was Thomas Becket's closest confidant, a theologian, biblical commentator, historian, letter-writer and Hebrew scholar; he wrote a Life of St Thomas unlike any other contemporary biography, produced one of the most visually-arresting illuminated Bible books of his age, and composed a commentary on the Psalms inspired by Jewish scholarship. His uncompromising character, and the originality and complexity of his thought, meant that Herbert's works were largely ignored during his lifetime and forgotten for centuries, but more recently they have begun to receive the attention and approval that their author insisted they deserved. The chapters in this book, the first to be entirely devoted to Herbert, examine his eventful and troubled life, his remarkable corpus of works, and how they came to be neglected and rediscovered. They provide an introduction to his life, writings and legacy, direction to existing scholarship on the subject, and new insights on, interpretations of and discoveries about an idiosyncratic representative of the "twelfth-century renaissance"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Herbert, of Bosham, active 12th century
Thomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170 -- Friends and associates
Great Britain -- History -- Angevin period, 1154-1216 -- Biography
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Staunton, Michael, 1967- editor
ISBN 1787444554 (electronic bk.)
9781787444553 (electronic bk.)