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Reading classical authors in Capgrave’s Life of St Katherine

Sarah James

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In his Life of St Katherine, John Capgrave comes to the fore as a literary writer who self-consciously situates himself within a tradition of authorship that goes back to classical sources. Capgrave ... More


England, Wales, and Cornwall

Brian Murdoch

in The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

There is a very full tradition of vernacular adaptations of the Vita Adae in Middle English prose and verse. Prose versions are independent (as in the Vernon manuscript), or can be incorporated into ... More


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