Holy Men and Holy Women: Old English Prose Saints' Lives and Their Contexts


This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.
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This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427163
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: SUNY series in Medieval Studies Series
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Short Titles
Paul E. Szarmach
An Introduction to the Study of Old English Prose Hagiography: Sources and Resources
E. Gordon Whatley
Part One: The Contexts
Imago Dei: Genre, Symbolism, and Anglo-Saxon Hagiography
Thomas D. Hill
Saints and Companions to Saints: Anglo-Saxon Royal Women Monastics in Context
Carol Neuman de Vegvar
Hagiography and Politics in Early Northumbria
David Rollason
Ælfric's Sanctorale
Michael Lapidge
The Contents of the Cotton-Corpus Legendary
Peter Jackson and Michael Lapidge
Hermits and the Contemplative Life in Anglo-Saxon England
Mary Clayton
Saint Cuthbert: The Post-Conquest Appropriation of an Anglo-Saxon Cult
Barbara Abou-El-Haj
Part Two: Old English Prose
The Corpus of Anonymous Lives and Their Manuscript Context
D. G. Scragg
Appendix: The Three Anonymous Lives in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 303
D. G. Scragg and Elaine Treharne
The Dissemination of Ælfric's Lives of Saints: A Preliminary Survey
Joyce Hill
Experiments in Genre: The Saints' Lives in Ælfric's Catholic Homilies
M. R. Godden
Ælfric as Historian: His Use of Alcuin's Laudationes and Sulpicius' Dialogues in His Two Lives of Martin
Frederick M. Biggs
Ælfric and the Legend of the Seven Sleepers
Hugh Magennis
Discourse and Hypersignification in Two of Ælfric's Saints' Lives
Ruth Waterhouse
St. Euphrosyne: Holy Transvestite
Paul E. Szarmach
Index of Manuscripts
Index of Saints
Subject Index
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