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A companion to Middle English hagiography

Author: Sarah Salih
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2006.
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"This collection introduces the canon of Middle English hagiography; places it in the context of the cults of saints; analyses key themes within hagiographic narrative, including gender, power, violence and history; and, finally, shows how hagiographic themes survived the Reformation. Overall it offers both information for those coming to the genre for the first time, and points forward to new trends in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Salih
ISBN: 1843840723 9781843840725
OCLC Number: 63136972
Description: ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hagiography in context : images miracles, shrines and festivals / Samantha Riches --
Corpora and manuscripts, authors and audiences / Mary Beth Long --
Power and authority / Claire M. Waters --
Violence, community and the materialisation of belief / Robert Mills --
Gender and sexuality / Anke Bernau --
History, historiography and reqriting the past / Katherine J. Lewis --
Crossovers and afterlife / Matthew Woodcock.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Salih.
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The Saints' Life was one of the most popular forms of literature in medieval England. This volume offers information for an understanding of the genre.  Read more...

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(The contributors) do a fine job of making readers aware of key issues in hagiographical studies. MEDIEVAL REVIEWThis lucid and scholarly volume will be an excellent reference tool for students and Read more...

 
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