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Aelfric and the Cult of Saints in Late Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England)


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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. This study analyzes the most important author Aelfric's lives of five important saints in the light of their cults in Anglo-Saxon England, providing the reader fascinating glimpses of 'Aelfric at work'. He adapts the cults and rewrites the received Latin hagiography so that each of their lives conveys a distinct message to the contemporary political elite as well as to a lay audience at large.

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Manufacturer:Cambridge University Press
Brand:Mechthild Gretsch Simon Keynes Andy Orchard
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Studio:Cambridge University Press
EAN:9780521855419
Item Weight:1.3 pounds
Item Size:0.75 x 8.98 x 8.98 inches
Package Weight:1.32 pounds
Package Size:6.14 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches

Aelfric and the Cult of Saints in Late Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England) by Mechthild Gretsch Simon Keynes Andy Orchard

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