Rethinking the 'South English Legendaries'

Overview

The South English Legendary is the major collection of saints' lives in medieval English. A medieval 'bestseller', with 50 or so manuscripts and manuscript fragments and nearly 300 separate items in circulation in various combinations and books from the late thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, the Legendary has become increasingly well known in recent years through modern editions of individual texts and study of particular manuscripts. Meanwhile greatly increased interest in saints' lives, in literary and ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $59.90   
  • New (2) from $84.84   
  • Used (1) from $59.90   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$84.84
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23902)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$84.84
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23902)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The South English Legendary is the major collection of saints' lives in medieval English. A medieval 'bestseller', with 50 or so manuscripts and manuscript fragments and nearly 300 separate items in circulation in various combinations and books from the late thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, the Legendary has become increasingly well known in recent years through modern editions of individual texts and study of particular manuscripts. Meanwhile greatly increased interest in saints' lives, in literary and historical scholarship and the cultural and post-disciplinary turn in literary studies provide a wealth of new approaches through which to view the South English Legendary.

The present volume creates a fresh platform for thinking about this richly dynamic work: it draws on the new hagiographic scholarship, attends to textual, socio-cultural, political and other issues, reprints a handful of earlier key articles now difficult to obtain, and includes a special section on performance. It will be of interest to all scholars of medieval literature: academics, teachers, graduate students, undergraduates.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719084348
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Series: Manchester Medieval Literature Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Blurton is Associate Professor in English and Medieval Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne is Thomas F.X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in Literature at Fordham University

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

CONTENTS:

Part I. (Re-)situating the South English Legendary

2. The South English Legendaries (Thomas Liszka)

3. The social context of vernacular writing in thirteenth-century England: the

evidence of the manuscripts (John Frankis)

4. The South English Legendary and its major Latin models (Sherry Reames)

5. Outspoken style in the South English Legendary and Robert of Gloucester (Oliver Pickering)

Part II.Manuscripts and Textual Cultures of the South English Legendaries

6. 'Lite bokes' and 'grete relikes': texts and their transmission in the South English Legendary (Chloe Morgan)

7. Documents, poetry, and editorial practice: the case of 'St. Egwin' (Stephen M. Yeager)

8. Modular dynamics in the South English Legendary (William Robins)

Part III.Textual communities and the South English Legendaries

9. Forms of community in the South English Legendary (Catherine Sanok)

10. Counting noses and assessing the numbers: native saints in the South English Legendaries (Virginia Blanton)

11. Locating saints' lives and their communities (Jocelyn Wogan-Browne)

12. Pope Gregory and St. Austin of Canterbury in the Early South English Legendary (E. Gordon Whatley)

Part IV.Contexts and Discourses

13. Dangerous sympathies: political commentary in the South English Legendary

(Thomas J. Heffernan)

14. 'His right hond he liet of-smite': Judas/Quiriac and the representation of Jewish identity in the South English Legendaries (Heather Blurton)

15. Mapping identity in the South English Legendary (Sarah Breckenridge)

16. Visualizing the South English Legendary: Bodleian Library, MS Tanner 17 Karen (A. Winstead)

17. Conversion, translation and Becket's 'heathen' mother (Robert Mills)

18. Bodies of belief: MS Bodley 779's South English Legendary (Jocelyn Wogan-Browne)

Part V. Performance

19. Black humour in the South English Legendary (Oliver Pickering)

20. Teaching the South English Legendaries at York: performativity and interdisciplinarity (Chloe Morgan, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Tim Ayers)

Part VI. Afterword

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)