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Medieval hagiography : an anthology
Head, Thomas (Thomas F.)
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New York : Routledge, 2001.

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xlix, 834 pages ; 26 cm
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Originally published: New York : Garland Pub., 2000, in series: Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 1942.
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Author Notes

Thomas Head is Professor of History at Hunter College

Table of Contents

Thomas Head
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Note on the Translationsp. xxxix
Contributorsp. xliii
Chapter 1 Athanasius of Alexandria, Life of St. Antony of Egyptp. 1
Chapter 2 Victricius of Rouen, In Praise of the Saintsp. 31
Chapter 3 Mark the Deacon, Life of St. Porphyry of Gazap. 53
Chapter 4 Constantine the Great, the Empress Helena, and the Relics of the Holy Crossp. 77
Chapter 5 Life of the Holy Virgin Samthannp. 97
Chapter 6 Jonas of Bobbio, The Abbots of Bobbio from the Life of St. Columbanusp. 111
Chapter 7 Dado of Rouen, Life of St. Eligius of Noyonp. 137
Chapter 8 Bede, Martyrologyp. 169
Chapter 9 Einhard, Translation of the Relics of Sts. Marcellinus and Peterp. 199
Chapter 10 Raguel, Martyrdom of St. Pelagiusp. 227
Chapter 11 Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, The Establishment of the Monastery of Gandersheimp. 237
Chapter 12 Odilo of Cluny, Epitaph of the August Lady, Adelheidp. 255
Chapter 13 The Cult of Relics in the Eleventh Centuryp. 273
Chapter 14 Peter Damian, Life of St. Romuald of Ravennap. 295
Chapter 15 Life of St. Alexisp. 317
Chapter 16 The Miracles of St. Ursmer on His Journey through Flandersp. 341
Chapter 17 Drogo of Sint-Winoksbergen, Life of St. Godelievep. 359
Chapter 18 Hartvic, Life of King Stephen of Hungaryp. 375
Chapter 19 Guibert of Nogent, On Saints and Their Relicsp. 399
Chapter 20 A Tale of Doomsday Colum Cille Should Have Left Untoldp. 429
Chapter 21 Life of the Dear Friends Amicus and Ameliusp. 441
Chapter 22 The Book of Elyp. 459
Chapter 23 The Tract on the Conversion of Pons of Leras and the True Account of the Beginning of the Monastery at Silvanesp. 495
Chapter 24 Thomas of Monmouth, Life and Passion of St. William of Norwichp. 515
Chapter 25 The Jewish Martyrs of Bloisp. 537
Chapter 26 Liturgical Offices for the Cult of St. Thomas Becketp. 561
Chapter 27 Saga of Bishop Jon of Holarp. 595
Chapter 28 Gautier de Coincy, Miracles of the Virgin Maryp. 627
Chapter 29 The Cult of Mary Magdalen in Late Medieval Francep. 655
Chapter 30 The Lives of St. Margaret of Antioch in Late Medieval Englandp. 675
Chapter 31 The Middle-English version of Jacques de Vitry's Life of St. Marie D'Oigniesp. 709
Chapter 32 Peter of the Morrone (Pope Celestine V), Autobiographyp. 729
Chapter 33 The Life of St. David set down by an Anchorite at Llanddewibrefip. 745
Chapter 34 The Old Czech Life of St. Catherine of Alexandriap. 763
Chapter 35 The Canonization Process for St. Vincent Ferrerp. 781
Chapter 36 The Mission of Joan of Arcp. 805