A Companion to Middle English Hagiography by Sarah Salih

By Sarah Salih

The saints have been the superheroes and the stars of medieval England, bridging the distance among heaven and earth, the residing and the lifeless. an enormous physique of literature developed in the course of the center a while toensure that everybody, from kings to peasants, knew the tales of the lives, deaths and afterlives of the saints. even though, regardless of its reputation and ubiquity, the style of the Saint's lifestyles has untilrecently been little studied. This assortment introduces the canon of heart English hagiography; areas it within the context of the cults of saints; analyses key issues inside of hagiographic narrative, together with gender, energy, violence and heritage; and, eventually, indicates how hagiographic subject matters survived the Reformation. total it bargains either details for these coming to the style for the 1st time,and issues ahead to new tendencies in research.
Dr SARAH SALIH is a Lecturer in English on the college of East Anglia.
individuals: SAMANTHA RICHES, MARY BETH lengthy, CLAIRE M. WATERS, ROBERT turbines, ANKE BERNAU, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, MATTHEW WOODCOCK

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