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Account of the Poet Caedmon

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Identifier: MSS SC 1564
Photographs of an original manuscript by Beda Venerabilis. The item is an extract from Bede's "Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum" (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) which gives an account of the poet Caedmon. The account gives a list of the subjects treated by Caedmon, relates the story of his miraculous rise to fame, praises the poet's virtue and the power of his verse to promote virtue in others, and concludes with a description of his saintly death. The original manuscript resides at Oxford University.

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  • 731

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Account of the Poet Caedmon must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 item

Biographical History

Anglo-Saxon theologian, historian, and chronologist.

Custodial History

Donated by Thelma deJong in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thelma deJong; 1979.

Appraisal

Ethnic and minority history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.IV, 2007).
Title
Register of Account of the Poet Caedmon
Status
completed
Author
Patsy Shin Hernandez
Date
2010 August 18
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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