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The Merovingian Saints

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the development, nature and role of the most characteristic form of Merovingian literature, the Lives of the Saints. This can be seen in the volumes of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, ... More


Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Sheila Delany

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book breaks important ground in 15th-century scholarship, a critical site of cultural study. The book examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, and explores the relations ... More


Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

Richard Sharpe

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215820
eISBN:
9780191678219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215820.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This is a study of three important late medieval collections of saints' Lives. The manuscripts, written in Latin and, for the most part, relating to the lives of Irish saints, have never before been ... More


Modelling Female Authority

Allyson M. Poska

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265312
eISBN:
9780191708763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265312.003.06
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The authority afforded to women in early modern Galicia was shaped and perpetuated through local folklore and legends. Over the centuries, Galicians formulated a wide variety of images of powerful ... More


Women's Literary Culture in Twelfth-and Thirteenth-Century England

JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE

in Saints' Lives and Women's Literary Culture, 1150-1300: Virginity and its Authorizations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112792
eISBN:
9780191707599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the literary culture of women in medieval England. It describes the focuses of the book, which is on saints' lives and their importance for ... More


Exploring the Jungle: Hagiographical Literature between Fact and Fiction

Thomas Pratsch

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the German theologian Albert Ehrhardt wrote a chapter on the History Byzantine Literature. It included a paragraph on hagiography, where he compared ... More


England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Thorlac Turville-Petre

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book pays attention to the earlier fourteenth century in England as a literary period in its own right. It surveys the wide range of writings by the generation before Geoffrey Chaucer, and ... More


Saints' Lives and Women's Literary Culture, 1150-1300: Virginity and its Authorizations

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112792
eISBN:
9780191707599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This book argues that, in the multilingual culture of medieval England, the French of England needs to be taken into account alongside the English writings of figures such as Margery Kempe and Julian ... More


What Was Sacred History? (Mostly Roman) Catholic Uses of the Christian Past after Trent *

Simon Ditchfield

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

Writers in the service of the post-Tridentine Church responded not only to Protestant challenges but also to a range of internal needs — jurisdictional, liturgical, and theological — most of which ... More


Mothers and Sons

Elizabeth Archibald

in Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112099
eISBN:
9780191708497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112099.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter on mother-son incest (the most serious kind for the Middle Ages) considers two main types of plot. When the incest is consummated, the issue is whether the protagonist(s) will confess, ... More


Holy Rus´: Landmarks in medieval literature

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how texts established and perpetuated a link between the spiritual grace of Kievan and Northern Rus′ and monastic life. Hagiography, homily, and prayers, written in the ... More


Peasants and local societies: case studies

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents various case studies involving peasants and local societies. It characterizes a set of individual social realities, located specifically in time and place. The set consists of: ... More


Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Elizabeth Archibald

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112099
eISBN:
9780191708497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112099.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Incest is a frequent motif in medieval literature. It was more broadly defined in the Middle Ages than today; definitions in lawcodes varied from century to century, but at its broadest incest meant ... More


The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Florin Curta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is an attempt to synthesize the results of several studies in archaeology, numismatics, history, and sigillography that have recently advanced our knowledge of early medieval Greece. Instead ... More


The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Eva von Contzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary (late 14th c.), the only extant collection of saints’ lives in the vernacular from medieval Scotland, scrutinises the dynamics of hagiographic ... More


Form and Meaning: The Vita Constantini and the Vita Antonii

Averil Cameron

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes meaning and form in Eusebius of Caesarea's biographical works Life of Constantine and Life of Antony. It explains that these works were written not more than twenty years apart ... More


The Social Wolf: Domestication, Affect, and Social Contract

Peggy McCracken

in In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores literary debates about the contractual nature of sovereign relations in a set of literary texts about wolves: saints’ lives in which wolves submit miraculously to human mastery; ... More


How to Forge a History: The Authentic Sources of the False Chronicles

Katrina B. Olds

in Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300185225
eISBN:
9780300186062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185225.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that, through his intimate familiarity with late antique and medieval Spanish chronicles, saints’ lives, liturgical texts, and antiquities, Higuera was able to mold the false ... More


Anglo-Saxons on the Mind

M. R. Godden

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the richness of the comparative study of sources and influences in its exploration of early medieval conceptions of the mind in Latin and English prose and poetry. It explains ... More


Reading the confessional divide

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter analyses William Blundell's entries on devotional writing and religious histories in his commonplace books. It considers how Blundell used his reading to bolster his own religious ... More


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