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Saints and Scribes : Medieval Hagiography in Its Manuscript Context - Pamela Gehrke

Saints and Scribes

Medieval Hagiography in Its Manuscript Context

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Published: 17th February 1993
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In this survey of thirteenth-century codices in Old French verse that contain at least one saint's life, the author finds a great variety among combinations, in contrast to the corpus of medieval Latin hagiographic manuscripts. She interprets the combinations of texts in four collections, demonstrating the value of codicological and textual analysis of entire manuscripts as an approach to medieval vernacular pious literature.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Selection of Examples and Theoretical Framep. 1
Confession and Penance: Sincere Observance as a Means of Salvationp. 12
"Literature in the True Sense": Aristocratic Virtues and Textual Travelsp. 54
Pious Hermits and Magical Helpers: Alternative Solutions for Spiritual Problemsp. 86
Saint Francis and the Mother of God: An Ascetic Ideal for the Laityp. 124
Conclusion: Codicology and Reception History in the Interpretation of Pious Vernacular Literaturep. 161
Bibliographyp. 169
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ISBN: 9780520097711
ISBN-10: 0520097718
Series: University of California Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 17th February 1993
Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.35