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Saints' lives and chronicles in early England; together with first English translations of The oldest life of Pope St. Gregory the Great by a monk of Whitby, and the life of St. Guthlac of Crowland by Felix.

Author: Charles Williams Jones; Felix
Publisher: Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1947.
Series: Romanesque literature, v. 1.
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Genre/Form: Legends
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Charles Williams, 1905-1989.
Saints' lives and chronicles in early England.
Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1947
(OCoLC)600549959
Named Person: Guthlac, Saint; Gregory, Pope; Gregory, Pope; Guthlac, Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Williams Jones; Felix
OCLC Number: 1540058
Notes: The translation of the life of Pope St. Gregory the Great is made from Cardinal Gasquet's transcription of the ms., St. Gall 567, written before A.D. 850.
Errata slip mounted on frontispiece.
Description: xiii, 232 pages facsimiles 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The setting: Benedict leaves the world ; The master and the calendar --
2. Chronicles --
3. Time references in the ecclesiastical history: The recapitulatio ; The text --
4. Hagiography: Romance and paradox ; The communion of saints ; The life of St. Gregory ; Humor ; The life of St. Wilfrid ; Sources for incidents ; Structure ; Ethical truth --
5. The ecclesiastical history: Vera lex historiae ; The life of St. Guthlac ; Romance --
Translations: The oldest life of Pope St. Gregory the Great --
The life of St. Guthlac --
Appendix: Analysis of time references.
Series Title: Romanesque literature, v. 1.
Other Titles: Vie de saint Grégoire (Old French poem).

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