Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology

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Thomas F. Head
Psychology Press, 2001 - 834 pagina's
This collection presents-through the medium of translated sources-a comprehensive guide to the development of hagiography and the cult of the saints in western Christendom during the middle ages. It provides an unparalleled resource for the study of the ideals of sanctity and the practice of religion in the medieval west. Intended for the classroom, for the medieval scholar who wishes to explore sources in unfamiliar languages, and for the general reader fascinated by the saints, this collection provides the reader a chance to explore in depth a full range of writings about the saints (the term hagiography is derived from Greek roots: hagios=holy and graphe=writing). The thirty-six chapters contain sources either in their entirety or in selections of substantial length. The great majority of the texts have never previously appeared in English translation. Those which have appeared in earlier translation, are here presented in versions based on significant new textual and historical scholarship which makes them significant improvements on the earlier versions. All the translations are accompanied by introductions, notes, and suggestions for further reading in order to help guide the reader. The first selections date to the fourth century, when the ideals of Christian sanctity were evolving to meet the demands of a world in which Christianity was an accepted religion and when the public veneration of relics was growing greatly in scope. The last selections date to the period immediately prior to the Reformation, a period in which the traditional concept of sanctity and acceptability of de cult of relics was being questioned. In addition to numerous works from the clerical languages of Latin and Greek, the selections include translations from Romance, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavic vernacular languages, s well as Hebrew texts concerning the martyrdom of Jews at the hands of Christians. Originating in lands from Iceland to Hungary and from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, they are taken from a full range of the many genres which constituted hagiography: lives of the saints, collections of miracle stories, accounts of the discovery or movement of relics, liturgical books, visions, canonization inquests, and even heresy trials.
 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xi
NOTE ON THE TRANSLATIONS
xxxix
VICTRICIUS of Rouen In Praise of the Saints
31
MARK THE DEACON LIFE OF ST PORPHYRY OF GAZA
53
Constantine the Great the EMPRESS HELena
77
LIfe of the HolY VIRGIN SAMTHANN
97
JONAS OF BOBBIO THE ABBOTS OF BOBBIO III
111
DADO of Rouen Life of St EliGIUS OF NOYON
137
HARTVIC LIFE of King StepHEN OF HUNGARY
375
Guibert of NoGENT ON SAINts and Their Relics
399
A TALE OF DOOMSDAY COLUM CILLE
429
Life of the Dear Friends AMICUS AND AMELIUS
441
The Book of ELY
459
The Tract on the Conversion of Pons of L…RAS
495
THOMAS OF MONMOUTH
515
The Jewish MarTYRS OF BLOIS
537

Bede MartyrOLOGY
169
EINHARD TRANSLATION of the Relics
199
RAGUEL MARTYRDOM OF ST PELAGIUS
227
ODILO OF CLUNY
255
THE Cult of Relics IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY
273
PETER DAMIAN LIFE of St Romuald of Ravenna
295
Life of St ALEXIS
317
The Miracles of St Ursmer on HIS JOURNEY
341
DROGO OF SINTWINOKSBERGEN
359
Liturgical Offices for the
561
SAGA OF BISHOP J”N OF H”LAR
595
GAUTIER DE COINCY MIRACLes of the VirGIN MARY
627
The Cult of MARY MAGDALEN
655
The Lives of St Margaret of AntIOCH
675
THE MIDDLEENGLISH VERSION OF JACQUES DE VITRYS
709
Peter of the Morrone Pope Celestine V
729
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