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Sacred biography : saints and their biographers in the Middle Ages

Author: Thomas J Heffernan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988. ©1988
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern historiography dismisses the medieval lives of saints about whom little was really known as "pious fiction". This study demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Legends
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heffernan, Thomas J., 1944-
Sacred biography.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(DLC) 87030280
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Heffernan
ISBN: 0195052250 9780195052251 0195079078 9780195079074
OCLC Number: 55716830
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 333 pages)
Responsibility: Thomas J. Heffernan.

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Heffernan has read widely and reflectively in the vast field of medieval hagiography and given us a book on the subject that probes deeply into the nature of the documents and the vagaries of our Read more...

 
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