The Life of Christina of Markyate: A Twelfth-Century Recluse (Oxford Medieval Texts Series)

The Life of Christina of Markyate: A Twelfth-Century Recluse (Oxford Medieval Texts Series)

by C. H. Talbot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198212747

ISBN-13: 9780198212744

Pub. Date: 01/28/1987

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Life of Christina of Markyate, a twelfth-century English recluse and later abbess of Markyate, near St A1bans, is a remarkable example of late medieval hagiography. Originally written at the time of or soon after Christina's death in the twelfth century, the Life is unusual both in its relative lack of miracles, and in the unknown author's decision to write…  See more details below

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The Life of Christina of Markyate, a twelfth-century English recluse and later abbess of Markyate, near St A1bans, is a remarkable example of late medieval hagiography. Originally written at the time of or soon after Christina's death in the twelfth century, the Life is unusual both in its relative lack of miracles, and in the unknown author's decision to write Christina's life factually rather than gathering together stock elements from previously written saint's lives, as was the custom. First published in 1959, this edition contains the original Latin text with a facing-page English translation. It is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction that discusses the codicological problems of the text, and provides other contextual and background material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198212744
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Series:
Oxford Medieval Texts Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.71(d)

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