The Name of the Saint [Hardback]

Felice Lifshitz (Author)

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ISBN: 9780268033750 | Published by: Notre Dame University Press | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 230p,




The Name of the Saint

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This book presents a detailed examination of the reception and recopying of the (apocryphal) Martyrology of Saint Jerome in the Early Middle Ages. The Martyrology comprises a calendrically organised list of names of saints, and offers a rahter different form of "access to the sacred" in a primarily relic focused age. The author finds that the manuscript tradition centres around a group of individuals who actively promoted a form of name-centred piety, including Willibrord-Clement, Winifried-Boniface and Witiza-Benedict of Aniane. all of whom had ties to the Carolingian court.

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