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Soldier saints and holy warriors : warfare and sanctity in the literature of early England

Author: John Edward Damon
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Damon explores how medieval English writers followed Christian writers in the changing classical world who revised their approach to literature to reflect the spiritual, political and social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Damon, John Edward, 1951-
Soldier saints and holy warriors.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003
(OCoLC)606987922
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Edward Damon
ISBN: 075460473X 9780754604730
OCLC Number: 51087419
Description: ix, 327 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Saint Martin of Tours, Christian anti-hero --
Holy kingship : sanctification of warfare --
Saint Guthlac, spiritual warrior --
Holiness and heroism : poetic lives of soldier saints --
Alcuin and Abbo : cultural cross-pollination --
Ælfric : path of the holy Christian soldier --
Warfare and sanctity : record of a changing ethos.
Responsibility: John Edward Damon.

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