Imagining the Sacred Past: Hagiography and Power in Early Normandy

Imagining the Sacred Past: Hagiography and Power in Early Normandy

by Samantha Kahn Herrick

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674024434
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/15/2007
Series: Harvard Historical Studies Series , #156
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Samantha Kahn Herrick is Associate Professor of History, Syracuse University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Genealogical chart: Rulers of Normandy, 911-1087

Map: Eleventh-century Normandy

Introduction

1. Placing the Texts in Time

2. Individual Appeal: Explaining the Interest in Taurinus, Vigor, and Nicasius

3. Imagining the Past of the Evrecin: The Vita Taurini

4. Reshaping History in the Bessin: The Vita Vigoris

5. Claiming the Heritage of the French Vexin: The Passio Nicasii

6. Broader Perspective: The Norman Vision of the Distant Past and Contemporary Hagiography

Conclusion

Appendix 1: Manuscripts of the Vita Taurini and Vita Vigoris

Appendix 2: Transmission of the Passio Nicasii

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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