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Poetry and the cult of the martyrs : the Liber peristephanon of Prudentius

Author: Michael Roberts
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1993.
Series: Recentiores.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prudentius' Peristephanon is a collection of martyr texts from a vital period for the growth of martyr cult in the West. Building on recent work on the cult of the saints and on the sacralization of the space and time, Roberts demonstrates how the Peristephanon relates to developments in late fourth century spirituality.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roberts, Michael John, 1947-
Poetry and the cult of the martyrs.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)621907573
Named Person: Prudentius; Prudence (0348-0415?).
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Roberts
ISBN: 0472104497 9780472104499
OCLC Number: 28665586
Description: x, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Martyr in Time and Place --
Ch. 2. The Martyr Narrative: Between Heaven and Earth --
Ch. 3. The Road to Heaven --
Ch. 4. The Martyr as Bishop and Teacher --
Ch. 5. Poet and Pilgrim --
Conclusion: Sacred Space and Time and the Poetics of Martyrdom.
Series Title: Recentiores.
Responsibility: Michael Roberts.

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