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Title Medieval handbooks of penance [electronic resource] : a translation of the principal "libri poenitentiales" and selections from related documents / by John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c1990.


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Description xvi, 476 p., [2] leaves of plates ; 24 cm.
Series Records of western civilization
Records of civilization, sources and studies ; no. 29.
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Note Reprint, with new introd. Previously published: New York : Octagon Books, 1965. Previously published in series: Records of civilization, sources and studies ; no. 29.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-454) and index.
Contents Penance in the ancient church -- The penitentials -- The condition of the texts -- Early Irish penitential documents -- Early Welsh penitential documents -- Penitentials of the Anglo-Saxon church -- Penitentials by Irish authors which were apparently compiled on the continent -- Anonymous and pseudonymous Frankish and Visigothic penitentials of the eighth and ninth centuries -- Penitentials written or authorized by Frankish ecclesiastics -- Selections from later penitential documents -- Penitential elements in medieval public law -- Synodical decisions and ecclesiastical opinions relating to the penitentials -- An eighth-century list of superstitions -- Selections from the customs of Tallaght -- Irish canons from a Worcester collection -- On documents omitted -- The manuscripts of the penitentials.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2008. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([Records of civilization, sources and studies]) ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Subject Penitentials -- History -- Sources.
Penance -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Sources.
Added Author McNeill, John T. (John Thomas), 1885-1975.
Gamer, Helena M. (Helena Margaret), 1900-1966.
American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 0231008899

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