Literary Medieval Criticism

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By Sarah Salih

ISBN-10: 1843842467

ISBN-13: 9781843842460

The saints have been the superheroes and the stars of medieval England, bridging the distance among heaven and earth, the residing and the useless. an unlimited 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. although, regardless of its acceptance and ubiquity, the style of the Saint's existence has untilrecently been little studied. This assortment introduces the canon of heart English hagiography; locations it within the context of the cults of saints; analyses key issues inside of hagiographic narrative, together with gender, strength, violence and historical past; and, eventually, exhibits how hagiographic issues survived the Reformation. total it deals either info for these coming to the style for the 1st time,and issues ahead to new traits in research.
Dr SARAH SALIH is a Lecturer in English on the collage of East Anglia.

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