The Lives Of The British Saints

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
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Lives Of The Cambro British Saints

Author: William Jenkins Rees
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The Lives Of The Fathers Martyrs And Other Principal Saints

Author: Alban Butler
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Aelfric And The Cult Of Saints In Late Anglo Saxon England

Author: Mechthild Gretsch
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113944865X
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The cult of saints was one of the most important aspects of life in the Middle Ages, and it often formed the nucleus of developing group identities in a town, a province or a country. The literature of Anglo-Saxon England is unique among contemporary European literatures in that it features a vast amount of saints' Lives in the vernacular. Of these Lives, Ælfric is the most important author, and his saints' Lives have never previously been explored in their contemporary setting. In this study, Gretsch analyses Ælfric's Lives of five important saints in the light of their cults in Anglo-Saxon England. This gives the reader fascinating glimpses of 'Ælfric at work': he adapts the cults and rewrites the received Latin hagiography of the five saints, with the result that each of their English Lives conveys a distinct message to the contemporary political elite and to a lay audience at large.

The Lives Of The Fathers Martyrs And Principal Saints

Author: Alban Butler
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465585117
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Lives Of The Cambro British Saints Of The Fifth And Immediate Succeeeding Centuries From Ancient Welsh Latin Mss In The British Museum And Elsewhere

Author: William Jenkins Rees
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The Lives Of The Primitive Fathers Martyrs And Other Principal Saints By The Rev Alban Butler

Author: Alban Butler
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The Lives Of Saints

Author: Charles Fell
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The Latin Irish Lives Of Ciaran Translations Of Christian Literature Lives Of The Celtic Saints

Author: Anonymous
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465506446
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Helena Of Britain In Medieval Legend

Author: Antonina Harbus
Editor: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9780859916257
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St Helena, mother of Constantine the Great and legendary finder of the True Cross, was appropriated in the middle ages as a British saint. The rise and persistence of this legend harnessed Helena's imperial and sacred status to portray her as a romance heroine, source of national pride, and a legitimising link to imperial Rome. This study is the first to examine the origins, development, political exploitation and decline of this legend, tracing its momentum and adaptive power from Anglo-Saxon England to the twentieth century. Using Latin, English, and Welsh texts, as well as church dedications and visual arts, the author examines the positive effect of the British legend on the cult of St Helena and the reasons for its wide appeal and durability in both secular and religious contexts. Two previously unpublished vitae of St Helena are included in the volume: a Middle English verse vita from the South English Legendary, and a Latin prose vita by the twelfth-century hagiographer, Jocelin of Furness. ANTONINA HARBUS is a Research Fellow in the Department of English, University of Sydney.