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Aelfric and the cult of saints in late Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Mechthild Gretsch
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 34.
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"In this study, Gretsch analyses Aelfric's Lives of five important saints in the light of their cults in Anglo-Saxon England, namely Gregory, the Roman pope; Benedict, the founder of western Monasticism; Cuthbert, the Northumbrian saint; Swithun of Winchester; and Aethelthryth of Ely. This analysis gives the reader glimpses of 'Aelfric at work': he adapts the cults and rewrites the received Latin hagiography of the  Read more...
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Gretsch, Mechthild.
Aelfric and the cult of saints in late Anglo-Saxon England.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005012510
(OCoLC)60348802
Named Person: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham.; Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham.; Aelfric (Grammaticus).
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mechthild Gretsch
ISBN: 0511140843 9780511140846 0511140312 9780511140310 0511139543 9780511139543 9780511483349 0511483341
OCLC Number: 68045459
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 263 pages).
Contents: Aelfric's sanctorale and the Benedictional of Aethelwold --
Gregory : the apostle of the English --
Cuthbert : from Northumbrian saint to saint of all England --
Benedict : father of monks--and what else? --
Swithun and Aethelthryth : two saints 'of our days'.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 34.
Responsibility: Mechthild Gretsch.
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