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Published: 01 January 2015

256 Pages

5 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780719089756

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The Political Writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York

Andrew Rabin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Never before have Wulfstan's political writings been gathered together in a single volume. Many of the texts collected here have been translated into modern English for the first time
  • The translations are accompanied by an in-depth introduction and extensive notes that document in detail Wulfstan's sources and influences-in many instances, the first time this work has been done
  • These texts offer among the earliest major discussions of significant aspects of medieval political thought, most notably the division of society into three orders: those who fight, those who labour, and those who pray
  • Wulfstan's prominence as Archbishop of York and a royal councilor makes him an unparalleled witness to the history and politics of eleventh-century England
  • Wulfstan is widely recognized as one of the foremost Anglo-Saxon authors, yet only a very few of his works have been published in either a language or format accessible to modern readers. This volume more than doubles the number of Wulfstan's works available in modern English