Sacred Biography

Sacred Biography : Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages

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This book sets out to show that the labelling by modern historiographers of these complex medieval works as `pious fiction' reflects a basic misunderstanding of their authors' intentions. The author reconstructs the medieval perspective, showing that it entailed a completely different way of conceptualizing the past. In so doing, he not only achieves a more accurate understanding of the medieval saints' lives, but details a new critical method that has important implications for the practice of textual criticism generally.show more

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  • Hardback | 345 pages
  • 147.32 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195052250
  • 9780195052251

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