liceoartisticolisippo-ta
» » Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages

Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages ebook

by Thomas J. Heffernan


In the process, Heffernan not only achieves a more contextually accurate understanding of the medieval saints' lives, but details a new critical method that has important implications for the practice of textual criticism.

Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages. by. Thomas J. Heffernan (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Heffernan has read widely and reflectively in the vast field of medieval hagiography and given us a book on the subject that probes deeply the nature of the documents and the vagaries of our response to them.

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Sacred Biography: Saints and Their .

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In the process, Heffernan not only achieves a more contextually accurate understanding of the medieval saints' lives, but details a new critical method that has important implications for the practice of textual criticism.

Personal Name: Heffernan, Thomas . 1944-. Publication, Distribution, et. New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Sacred biography : saints and their biographers in the Middle Ages, Thomas J. Heffernan online for free.

Sacred Biography : Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages. By (author) Thomas J. Heffernan. Free delivery worldwide. Medieval "saints' lives" are among the oldest literary texts of Western vernacular culture, yet are routinely patronized as "pious fiction".

2 Sacred Biography as Historical Narrative: Testing the Tradition, Gibbon to Gadamer (page 38). Read. 3 Sanctity in the Cloister: Walter Daniel's Vita Sancti Aelredi and Rhetoric (page 72). 4 A Theology of Behavior: Communio Sanctorum and the Use of Sources (page 123). 5 The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas and the Imitatio Christi (page 185). 6 Virgin Mothers (page 231).

Chicago Distribution Center. Heffernan," Modern Philology 88, no. 3 (Fe. 1991): 301-304. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Cary Wolfe, What Is Posthumanism? Chute. Thomas Leitch, Film Adaptation and Its Discontents: From Gone with the Wind to The Passion of Christ. James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp, Medieval Romance: The Aesthetics of Possibility. The Dumb-Show in "Hamlet". The Origins of Modern Criticism. By Thomas J. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Milton McC. Gatch (a1). Union Theological SeminaryNew York.

Published: 1 December 1995. by Edinburgh University Press. Keywords: Thomas, Heffernan, PBK, Saints, Biographers, Sacred Biography, ages, University Press.

Though medieval "saints' lives" are among the oldest literary texts of Western vernacular culture, they are routinely patronized as "pious fiction" by modern historiography. This book demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to misunderstand the intentions of medieval authors, who were neither credulous fools nor men blinded by piety.

Though medieval "saints' lives" are among the oldest literary texts of Western vernacular culture, they are routinely patronized as "pious fiction" by modern historiography. This book demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to misunderstand the intentions of medieval authors, who were neither credulous fools nor men blinded by piety. Concentrating on English texts, Heffernan reconstructs the medieval perspective and considers sacred biography in relation to the community for which it was written; identifies the genre's rhetorical practices and purposes; and demonstrates the syncretistic way in which the life of the medieval saint was transformed from oral tales to sacred text. In the process, Heffernan not only achieves a more contextually accurate understanding of the medieval saints' lives, but details a new critical method that has important implications for the practice of textual criticism.
misery
I found this book to be extremely helpful. I appreciated the early discussion of Positivist thought on the study of Medieval vitae. Conversations about our anachronistic notions regarding "hagiography" (a category which has come to be disputed) are key to any discussion about the genre and the information that we can draw from those texts. Although I am primarily interested in Medieval Latin Literature, Sacred Biography's large number of target texts and examples helps illustrate some of the conventions that appear in the vitae and the world views and attitudes that allowed this type of literature to thrive. The examples are well chosen and the writing is clear. Although the book was first published in the 1980s, it retains relevance and is worth reading.

I would like to note that if you are looking for a casual reading book on saints and you have little to no background in Latin or historiography, this might not be the best choice.
Kizshura
Technical, convoluted jargon, I doubt even a specialist in this field would get much out of this book- Skip it!
Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages ebook
Author:
Thomas J. Heffernan
Category:
Catholicism
Subcat:
EPUB size:
1975 kb
FB2 size:
1578 kb
DJVU size:
1744 kb
Language:
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (February 2, 1989)
Pages:
352 pages
Rating:
4.8
Other formats:
azw lit mobi docx
© 2018-2020 Copyrights
All rights reserved. liceoartisticolisippo-ta.it | Privacy Policy | DMCA | Contacts