The Life of Aelred of Rievaulx

The Life of Aelred of Rievaulx

And the Letter to Maurice
Walter Daniel; Translated by F. M. Powicke and Jane Patricia Freeland; Introduction by Marsha Dutton

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ISBN: 978-0-8790-7257-5, CF057
Details: 172 pgs
Publication Date: 11/01/1994

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Walter Daniel knew Aelred well and attended him on his deathbed in 1167. He remembered, and portrayed, him as abbot, counsellor, and friend. Contemporaries who had known him as a public figure so immediately criticized the Life that Walter was driven to justify his portrait in the subsequent Letter to Maurice. A new introduction incorporates scholarship of the forty years since Sir F. M. Powicke's translation was first published.

Professor Dutton has made a valuable contribution and indicated new avenues for research
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