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
Published:Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Series:Medieval cultures ; v. 19.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Culture and Belief; 1. Tradition, Literature, History; 2. Aesthetics and Belief: Ælfric's False Gods; 3. Conventions of Time in the Old English Homiletic Corpus; 4. Didacticism and the Christian Community: The Teachers and the Taught; 5. Chastity and Charity: Ælfric, Women, and the Female Saints; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.