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Anonymous old english lives of saints

Anonymous old english lives of saints
(Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library; 63)

  • ISBN: 9780674244641
  • Editorial: Harvard University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Cambridge (MA). España
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 21 cm
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

From the first centuries of Christianity, believers turned to the perfection modeled by saints for inspiration, and a tradition of recounting saints’ Lives flourished. The Latin narratives followed specific forms, dramatizing a virgin’s heroic resolve or a martyr’s unwavering faith under torture.

In early medieval England, saints’ Lives were eagerly received and translated into the vernacular. The stories collected here by unknown authors are preserved in manuscripts dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. They include locally venerated saints like the abbess Seaxburh, as well as universally familiar ones like Nicholas and Michael the Archangel, and are set everywhere from Antioch to Rome, from India to Ephesus. These Lives also explore such topics as the obligations of rulers, marriage and gender roles, private and public devotion, the environment, education, and the sweep of human history.

This volume presents new Old English editions and modern English translations of twenty-two unattributed saints’ Lives.

Introduction
Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Saint Chad
Saint Euphrosyne
Saint Eustace and His Companions
Saint Giles
Saint Guthlac
Saint James the Greater
Saint Machutus
Saint Margaret
Saint Mary of Egypt
Saint Michael
Saint Mildred
Saint Neot
Saint Nicholas
Saint Pantaleon
Saint Paulinus
Saint Quentin
Saint Seaxburh
The Seven Sleepers
Acknowledgments
Notes
Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Saint Chad
Saint Euphrosyne
Saint Eustace and His Companions
Saint Giles
Saint Guthlac
Saint James the Greater
Saint Machutus
Saint Margaret, Corpus Christi College Cambridge Version
Saint Margaret, Cotton Otho Version
Saint Margaret, Cotton Tiberius Version
Saint Mary of Egypt
Saint Michael
Saint Mildred, Cotton Caligula Version
Saint Mildred, Lambeth Version
Saint Neot
Saint Nicholas
Saint Pantaleon
Saint Paulinus
Saint Quentin
Saint Seaxburh
The Seven Sleepers
Abbreviations
Note on the Texts
Notes to the Texts
Notes to the Translations
Bibliography
Index

Edited and translated by Johanna Kramer, Hugh Magennis and Robin Norris

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