Tradition and belief : religious writing in late Anglo-Saxon England / Clare A. Lees.

In this major study of Anglo-Saxon religious texts--sermons, homilies, and saints' lives written in Old English--Clare A. Lees reveals how the invention of preaching transformed the early medieval church, and thus the culture of medieval England. By placing Anglo-Saxon prose within a social mat...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Lees, Clare A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Series:Medieval cultures ; v. 19.
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Summary:In this major study of Anglo-Saxon religious texts--sermons, homilies, and saints' lives written in Old English--Clare A. Lees reveals how the invention of preaching transformed the early medieval church, and thus the culture of medieval England. By placing Anglo-Saxon prose within a social matrix, her work offers a new way of seeing medieval literature through the lens of culture. By concentrating on the theoretically problematic areas of history, religious belief, and aesthetics--the book contributes to debates about the evolving meaning of culture.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index.
ISBN:9780816688418
0816688419
Access:Access limited to authorized users.