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Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching #39: Life of Christina of Markyate

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Synopsis:

The life of Christina of Markyate, a twelfth-century english recluse and later abbess of Markyate near St Albans, is a remarkable example of late medieval hagiography. Originally written at the time of or soon after Christina's death in the twelfth century, the Lift is unusual both in its relative lack of miracles, and in the unknown author's decision to write Christina's life factually rather than gathering together stock elements from previously written saints' lives, as was the custom.

First published in 1959, this edition contains the original Latin text with a facing-page English translation. It is accompanied by a comprehensive Introduction that discusses the codicological problems of the text, and provides other contextual and background material.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802082022
Editor:
Talbot, C. H.
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Editor:
Talbot, C. H.
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
England
Subject:
Christian women saints
Subject:
Christian women saints -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
Saintes chrâetiennes
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Edition Description:
Saintes chrâetiennes Angleterre Biographies.
Series:
Medieval Academy reprints for teaching ;
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9.02x6.44x.60 in. .70 lbs.

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Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching #39: Life of Christina of Markyate
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"Synopsis" by , The life of Christina of Markyate, a twelfth-century english recluse and later abbess of Markyate near St Albans, is a remarkable example of late medieval hagiography. Originally written at the time of or soon after Christina's death in the twelfth century, the Lift is unusual both in its relative lack of miracles, and in the unknown author's decision to write Christina's life factually rather than gathering together stock elements from previously written saints' lives, as was the custom.

First published in 1959, this edition contains the original Latin text with a facing-page English translation. It is accompanied by a comprehensive Introduction that discusses the codicological problems of the text, and provides other contextual and background material.

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