The Church Historians of England, Vol. 4: Part II., Containing the History of William of Newburgh, the Chronicles of Robert De Monte; Translated From the Original Latin (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Church Historians of England, Vol. 4: Part II., Containing the History of William of Newburgh, the Chronicles of Robert De Monte; Translated From the Original Latin

A more accurate edition was published in octavo, at Paris, in 1610, by Picard, who supplied the chapters in which the previous edition was defective. The manuscript which he used was written in what Picard styles anglo-saxon letters, and belonged to one Humet, an advocate in the senate at Paris. The notes are valuable; they were reprinted by Hearne. Some copies bear the date of 1632, but the body of the work is the same.

In 1719 Hearne issued an edition, in which he corrected Picard's text by the use of a manuscript, the loan of which he had obtained from Sir Thomas Sebright,2 and which at an earlier period having belonged to the monastery of Newborough, is therefore worthy of the highest regard; yet it is scarcely entitled to the enthusiastic commendations lavished upon it by Hearne, who has preserved, with laborious trifling, the minutest particulars in which it differs from Picard's text; and these variations, even when they do not affect the sense, he is pleased to call corrections. The text, which was defective in two places, some leaves having been lost, was supplied by the Lambeth copy.

The English Historical Society has issued an edition in the course of the present year It gives Hearne's text, collated with the Lambeth manuscript, and a copy in the library of Corpus Christi College, at Cambridge.

The present translation has been made from Hearne's text, and that published by the English Historical Society; for the loan of the sheets of which, before they were issued to the public, the translator begs to express his thanks.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Joseph Stevenson

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780331692808

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm

Page Count - 435

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