Three eleventh-century Anglo-Latin saints' lives : Vita S. Birini, Vita et miracula S. Kenelmi, and Vita S. Rumwoldi

edited and translated by Rosalind C. Love

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 English translation,...

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Other Authors: Love, Rosalind C.
Uniform Title:Vita Sancti Birini. English & Latin.
Vita Sancti Rumwoldi. English & Latin.
Vita et miracula Sancti Kenelmi. English & Latin.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Clarendon, 1996.
Series:Oxford medieval texts
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Physical Description:cxc,149 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN(s):0198205244
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Summary: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 English translation, together with full annotation and a historical introduction which sets these works in the context of the development of hagiographical literature. Love traces the growth and changes in hagiograhical writing, one of the most important genres of medieval literature and essential to the 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.