Three Eleventh-Century Anglo-Latin Saints Lives: Vita S. Birini, Vita et Miracula S. Kenelmi, and…

Hardcover | January 1, 1996

byRosalind C. Love

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This volume contains comprehensive and scholarly editions of three Anglo-Saxon saints' lives: Birinus of Dorchester-on-Thames, Kenelm of Winchcombe, and Rumwold of Buckingham. Rosalind Love provides the Latin texts, based on all known manuscript versions, with a facing-page Englishtranslation, together with full annotation and a historical introduction which sets these works in the context of the development of hagiographical literature. Dr Love traces the growth and changes in hagiographical writing, one of the most important genres of medieval literature and essential tothe understanding of the religious mentality of the Middle Ages, and shows how the eleventh century saw significant new directions emerge in the cult of the saints and the writing of saints' lives.

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This volume contains comprehensive and scholarly editions of three Anglo-Saxon saints' lives: Birinus of Dorchester-on-Thames, Kenelm of Winchcombe, and Rumwold of Buckingham. Rosalind Love provides the Latin texts, based on all known manuscript versions, with a facing-page Englishtranslation, together with full annotation and a histo...

Rosalind C. Love is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198205244

ISBN - 13:9780198205241

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`should be warmly welcomed ... The texts are edited to an exemplary standard from all known manuscripts, translated and copiously annotated. The style, latinity and sources of the Vitae, and the liturgical cults of the three saints, are fully discussed ... For making this important andunder-studied material available, and setting a model for others to follow, we are much in Love's debt.'John Blair, Journal of Ecclesiastical History