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Saints' lives [electronic resource] : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract /
William of Malmesbury ; [edited] by M. Winterbottom and R.M. Thomson.
imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
description
xxxviii, 396 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0198207093
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Book
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imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
isbn
0198207093
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
language note
Latin and English text.
catalogue key
12285710
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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... the present editorial team provide new insights that bring us significantly closer to William's original intentions.
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Summaries
Main Description
William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1143) is one of the most distinguished historians of England. He also wrote Lives of saints: of Wulfstan II of Worcester, Dunstan of Canterbury, Patrick, and the more obscure Benignus and Indract, honoured at Glastonbury. This volume contains editions and translations of all these works, with an assessment of their importance as sources of information, and of William as researcher and writer.
Main Description
This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian, and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1095-c.1143): his Lives of Wulfstan and Dunstan, which survive complete, and those of Patrick, Benignus, and Indract, which exist now only as fragments. Only the Life of Wulfstan has been translated before; the fragments are edited here for the first time, and for the first time an assessment is offered of William as hagiographer, and of the relationship between his historical and hagiographical output. For Wulfstan II, bishop of Worcester 1062-95, William's Life is the main primary source. The other Lives, written for the monks of Glastonbury, shed important light on William's use of his sources, and on the local cult of these saints.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1095-c.1143). As well as recording the lives of Saints Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract, the text also assesses William as hagiographer.
Long Description
This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian, and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1095-c.1143): his Lives of Wulfstan and Dunstan, which survive complete, and those of Patrick, Benignus, and Indract, which exist now only as fragments. Only the Life of Wulfstan has been translated before; the fragments are edited here for the first time, and for the first time an assessment is offered of William as hagiographer, and of the relationship betweenhis historical and hagiographical output. For Wulfstan II, bishop of Worcester 1062-95, William's Life is the main primary source. The other Lives, written for the monks of Glastonbury, shed important light on William's use of his sources, and on the local cult of these saints.
Table of Contents
Abbreviated References
Introduction
Vita Wulfstanip. 1
Text and Translationp. 7
Vita Dunstanip. 157
Text and Translationp. 165
The Fragmentary Livesp. 305
Introductionp. 305
Vita Patriciip. 315
Vita Benignip. 344
Vita Indractip. 268
Index of Sourcesp. 383
General Indexp. 387
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