Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology / Edition 1

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Medieval Hagiography is a complete guide to the development of the cult of the saints and the practice of religion in the west during the Middle Ages. This comprehensive anthology includes translations of saints' lives, miracle stories, discoveries of relics, religious visions, canonization inquests, and heresy trials, all ranging from the fourth century to the pre-Reformation period. It contains translations from Latin, Greek, and Romance, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavic vernacular languages. Also included are Hebrew texts concerning the martyrdom of the Jews at the hands of the Christians. Most of the selections have never appeared in English before, and all are accompanied by introductions, notes, and suggestions for further reading. Originating in lands from Iceland to Hungary, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the full range of writings provides an unparalleled resource for students, for scholars who wish to explore sources in unfamiliar languages, and for the general reader fascinated by the saints.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415937535
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/23/2001
  • Series: Garland Library of Medieval Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 886
  • Product dimensions: 1.75 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Note on the Translations xxxix
Contributors xliii
Chapter 1 Athanasius of Alexandria, Life of St. Antony of Egypt 1
Chapter 2 Victricius of Rouen, In Praise of the Saints 31
Chapter 3 Mark the Deacon, Life of St. Porphyry of Gaza 53
Chapter 4 Constantine the Great, the Empress Helena, and the Relics of the Holy Cross 77
Chapter 5 Life of the Holy Virgin Samthann 97
Chapter 6 Jonas of Bobbio, The Abbots of Bobbio from the Life of St. Columbanus 111
Chapter 7 Dado of Rouen, Life of St. Eligius of Noyon 137
Chapter 8 Bede, Martyrology 169
Chapter 9 Einhard, Translation of the Relics of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter 199
Chapter 10 Raguel, Martyrdom of St. Pelagius 227
Chapter 11 Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, The Establishment of the Monastery of Gandersheim 237
Chapter 12 Odilo of Cluny, Epitaph of the August Lady, Adelheid 255
Chapter 13 The Cult of Relics in the Eleventh Century 273
Chapter 14 Peter Damian, Life of St. Romuald of Ravenna 295
Chapter 15 Life of St. Alexis 317
Chapter 16 The Miracles of St. Ursmer on His Journey through Flanders 341
Chapter 17 Drogo of Sint-Winoksbergen, Life of St. Godelieve 359
Chapter 18 Hartvic, Life of King Stephen of Hungary 375
Chapter 19 Guibert of Nogent, On Saints and Their Relics 399
Chapter 20 A Tale of Doomsday Colum Cille Should Have Left Untold 429
Chapter 21 Life of the Dear Friends Amicus and Amelius 441
Chapter 22 The Book of Ely 459
Chapter 23 The Tract on the Conversion of Pons of Leras and the True Account of the Beginning of the Monastery at Silvanes 495
Chapter 24 Thomas of Monmouth, Life and Passion of St. William of Norwich 515
Chapter 25 The Jewish Martyrs of Blois 537
Chapter 26 Liturgical Offices for the Cult of St. Thomas Becket 561
Chapter 27 Saga of Bishop Jon of Holar 595
Chapter 28 Gautier de Coincy, Miracles of the Virgin Mary 627
Chapter 29 The Cult of Mary Magdalen in Late Medieval France 655
Chapter 30 The Lives of St. Margaret of Antioch in Late Medieval England 675
Chapter 31 The Middle-English version of Jacques de Vitry's Life of St. Marie D'Oignies 709
Chapter 32 Peter of the Morrone (Pope Celestine V), Autobiography 729
Chapter 33 The Life of St. David set down by an Anchorite at Llanddewibrefi 745
Chapter 34 The Old Czech Life of St. Catherine of Alexandria 763
Chapter 35 The Canonization Process for St. Vincent Ferrer 781
Chapter 36 The Mission of Joan of Arc 805
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