The Customary of the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral
Title
The Customary of the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral
Subtitle
Latin Text and Translation
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€ 68,99
ISBN
9781641894494
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eBook PDF
Number of pages
118
Language
English
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22.8 x 15.2 cm
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Acknowledgements

Floor Plan of Canterbury Cathedral

Introduction

The Customary of the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket: Latin Text and English Translation

Further Reading

Reviews and Features

"In addition to the excellent translation of the Latin text…the introduction is an elegant tour-de-force."
- Anne Duggan, Professor Emeritus, King's College London

John Jenkins

The Customary of the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral

Latin Text and Translation

The shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral was one of the most popular pilgrim destinations in medieval Europe, as well as the focal point for the liturgy of the cathedral’s monastic community. In 1428 the keepers of the shrine composed a customary detailing its day-to-day operation, including the opening hours, decoration, maintenance, and staffing. This unique survival offers a rare glimpse into the realities of organizing a pilgrimage site in a major medieval church, and the Latin text with facing English translation is provided for the first time. A comprehensive introduction and extensive notes set the Customary within the context of the cathedral, its liturgy, and pilgrim practice more widely.
Author

John Jenkins

John Jenkins is Assistant Director of the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies, University of York.