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Thomas of Marlborough, Abbot of Evesham -1236

Works: 7 works in 38 publications in 2 languages and 512 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA25, 274.2449
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Most widely held works by Thomas
Chronicon abbatiæ de Evesham, ad annum 1418 by Evesham abbey( Book )

25 editions published between 1857 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Latin chronicle of the abbey of Evesham was compiled around 1214 by Thomas of Marlborough, abbot from 1230 to 1236. Books 1 and 2, containing the life and miracles of St Egwin, bishop of Worcester (d.717) and founder of the abbey, were written by a twelfth-century prior, Dominic, and abridged by Thomas, who continued the history of the house to his own time. The chronicle was then extended by unknown authors, the first to 1418 and another to 1539. This edition, published in 1863 by William Dunn Macray (1826-1916), contains both continuations. It also includes several saints' lives that were bound in the same manuscript. The main text, with English side-notes, contains much valuable information on the internal life of the abbey, and on its disputes with the local bishop over visitation rights, concerning which Thomas had to travel to Rome to appeal to the pope
History of the Abbey of Evesham by Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Latin and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Evesham History is one of the last important thirteenth-century texts to be translated. This is also the first completely new edition of the Latin since that of 1863." "The author, Thomas of Marlborough, was an educated and much travelled man and his work was written not so much in terms of a chronicle but as a history of the lawsuit between the monastery at Evesham and the Bishop of Worcester over the Bishop's right to visit or inspect the community. The case began in England, but was finally taken to Rome and battled out with much legal argument before Pope Innocent III's curia." "Much of the History is an eye-witness account. It shows the development of canon law at this period and illustrates aspects of England's relationship with the papacy during King John's reign, including the period of the Interdict. It is valuable too for the light it sheds into the mind of its author, a Benedictine monk, who had pursued a career at Oxford before entering the community. It tells us much about institutional pride and of the use of earlier archives to help the case." "In telling the story of the community of Evesham from its foundation by St. Ecgwine in the eighth century, Thomas incorporated the work of earlier Evesham historians including the twelfth-century Prior Dominic who was responsible for the Life and Miracles of St. Ecgwine. Marlborough also produced a most vivid and personal account of the tyranny of the scandalous Abbot Norreis and of the sufferings of the convent. He went on to recount the return of law and order to the community of Evesham, and the election of a new abbot with whom he attended the Fourth Lateran Council. The edition concludes with the death of Thomas as abbot in 1236."--BOOK JACKET
Chronicle, an English translation by David C. Cox by England) Evesham Abbey (Evesham( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicon Abbatiæ de Evesham ad annum 1418. Edited by W.D. Macray. [By Prior Dominic. Abbot Thomas de Marleberge, and an anonymous writer. With a facsimile.] by Prior of Evesham DOMINIC( Book )

1 edition published in 1863 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicon abbatiæ rameseiensis by Ramsey Abbey( Book )

1 edition published in 1863 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicon Abbatiae de Evesham, ad annum 1418 by Dominic( Book )

in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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History of the Abbey of Evesham
Alternative Names
Marlborough, Thomas of -1236

Marleberge, Thomas de -1236

Thomas -1236 de Marlebarwe

Thomas -1236 de Marleberge, Abbot of Evesham

Thomas -1236 de Merlebergia

Thomas d. 1236 of Marlborough, Abbot of Evesham

Thomas de Marlborough abbas Eveshamensis

Thomas de Marlebarwe -1236

Thomas, de Marleberge, Abbot of Evesham, -1236

Thomas de Marleberge personnalité anglaise du XIIIè siècle

Thomas de Merlebergia -1236

Thomas, of Marlborough, Abbot of Evesham, d. 1236

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Thomas van Marlborough abt van Evesham

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English (18)