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For rescuing a little known but fascinating example of Anglo-Irish hagiography, he places us still further in his debt.

For rescuing a little known but fascinating example of Anglo-Irish hagiography, he places us still further in his debt.

Geoffrey of Burton's Life and Miracles of St Modwenna (BHL 2097) is among the most substantial pieces of twelfth-century English hagiographic writing not previously to have appeared in print. It was produced by the abbot of Burton, where Modwenna's bones supposedly lay, in the period 1118-50, and consists of two parts of unequal length: the vita or Life proper, and the collection of miracle stories. The first part, forming about four-fifths of the total text, was based on an earlier Life by the Irish author Conchubranus, which Geoffrey revised and modified in style and substance.

Life and miracles of Modwenna, pp. xviii-xix. Yorke, Nunneries and the Anglo-Saxon royal houses, pp. 22, 39 n. 58, 77-8. Geoffrey of Burton, Life and miracles of St. Modwenna, ed. and tr. Robert Bartlett (2002). Life and miracles of St. Modwenna.

Geoffrey of Burton book  . It was produced by the abbot of Burton, where Modwenna's bones supposedly lay, in the period 1118-50, and consists of two parts of unequal length: the vita or Life proper, and the Geoffrey of Burton's Life and Miracles of St Modwenna (BHL 2097) is among the most substantial pieces of twelfth-century English hagiographic writing not previously to have appeared.

Geoffrey of Burton Life and Miracles of St. Bartlett appends to his introduction texts of thirty-two documents issued by or for Abbot Geoffrey, providing a welcome cache of primary materials for the reconstruction of his career. Series: Oxford Medieval Texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Pp. lxxii, 230. ISBN: 0-19-820606-2. Like nearly two generations of Anglo-Norman prelates before him, he arrived at his new house to find a relatively obscure local saint, now known as Modwenna, honourably ensconced.

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Geoffrey of Burton's Life and Miracles of St Modwenna (BHL 2097) is among the most substantial pieces of twelfth-century English hagiographic writing not previously to have appeared in print. It was produced by the abbot of Burton, where Modwenna's bones supposedly lay, in the period 1118-50, and consists of two parts of unequal length: the vita or Life proper, and the collection of miracle stories. The first part, forming about four-fifths of the total text, was based on an earlier Life by the Irish author Conchubranus, which Geoffrey revised and modified in style and substance. His creative rewriting of the Life throws much light on the Latinity, religious attitudes, and historical consciousness of an early twelfth-century Benedictine author. The second and shorter part of the text is made up of accounts of the miraculous cures and punishments connected with Modwenna's shrine at Burton. Geoffrey composed these stories on the basis of oral traditions and his own experience and they constitute a valuable source for the social and religious history of this part of England in the Norman period.
Geoffrey of Burton: Life and Miracles of St Modwenna (Oxford Medieval Texts) download epub
Humanities
Author: Robert Bartlett
ISBN: 0198206062
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (May 23, 2002)
Pages: 304 pages