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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


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