Epic Lives and Monasticism in the Middle Ages, 800–1050.

By: Taylor, Anna LisaPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (348 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781107248632Subject(s): Christian poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- History and criticism.;Epic poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- History and criticism.;Monasticism and religious orders -- Biography.;Authors and patrons -- Europe -- History.;Poetics -- History -- To 1500.;Monks' writings -- History and criticism.;Christian saints -- Biography -- Early works to 1800Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Epic Lives and Monasticism in the Middle Ages, 800–1050DDC classification: 274.03 LOC classification: PA8056 .T39 2013Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Figures and Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Saints, Princes, Teachers, and Students -- The Uses of Epic Vitae -- Invisible Epic -- "In Heroic Song": Defining the Epic Life -- Sources for the Epic Tradition -- Classical Epic -- Mystica Dona: Biblical Epic -- From Biblical Epic to Epic Life -- Epic Vitae in the Central Middle Ages -- 1: Forging Sanctity: Hilduin of Saint-Denis and the Epic Passio Dionysii -- A New Dionysius -- Manuscripts and Authorship -- Audience -- The Saint's Story -- Hilduin's Evidence -- Truth and Sanctity -- Pseudo-Dionysian Passions -- Jeweled Verse -- Use Your Allusion -- Contemplating Salvation -- Shadow and Light -- Literature as Reliquary -- The Hierarch -- 2: Glossing the Imaginary: Epic Vitae in the Classroom -- Ermenric's World -- The Manuscript -- The Letter -- The Imaginary Classroom -- Reading Epic Lives in the Classroom -- The Reader as Student -- The Calx Epistolae: Beyond Glossing -- Reading Allegorically -- Writing Epic Lives -- Praxis -- An Imaginary Life -- 3: Classical Nightmares: Christian Poets and the Pagan Past -- Hauntings -- The Equivocal Muse -- Homer and Orcus -- Reading Dreams -- Small Songs for the Small Ones -- The Best Bread -- If the Shoe Fits -- The Real Epic Vita Galli -- 4: Bishops, Monks, and Mother Bees: An Epic Vita at the Millennium -- Johannes'S Epic Life -- Saint-Amand -- Foundation to Tenth Century -- Saint-Amand at the Millennium: Count Baldwin IV and Bishop Erluin -- Courtier Bishops -- Cathedral and Monastic Schools -- Canon -- Interpretive Methods at Cathedral and Monastic Schools -- Reading Like a Bee -- Poetry, Patronage, and Rivalry -- "The Flowers of Paradise": Johannes and His Sources -- "The Flower and the Glory": The Dedication to Erluin -- Monastic Rivalry: The Mother Bee.
5: Mothers and Daughters: Affiliation and Conflict in the Lives of Rictrude and Eusebia -- Crisis and Reform -- Hamage: Forgotten History -- Sources -- 600 through 1000 -- Reform -- Rictrude and Eusebia -- The Lives of Eusebia: Dates and Origins -- Competing Sanctity -- Affiliation and Conflict -- The Manuscript -- A Polyvocal Manuscript -- A Domesticated Saint -- Conclusion: "Black Seeds on a White Page" -- Appendix A: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 265 -- Contents -- Description -- Collation: i + I7 + II-III8 + IV6 +V-VIII8 + i -- Catalogues -- Appendix B: Douai, Bibliothèque Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, MS 849 -- Contents -- Description -- Collation: i + I-III,8 IV,6 V-VII,8 VIII,6 IX,7 X-XII,8 XIII,7 XIV-XVI,8 XVII7 + i -- Rulings -- Script -- Rubrication -- Decorative Initials -- Miniatures -- Style of the Miniatures -- Date -- Catalogue -- Index.
Summary: This is the first book to focus on Latin epic verse saints' lives in their medieval historical contexts.
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Cover -- Contents -- Figures and Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Saints, Princes, Teachers, and Students -- The Uses of Epic Vitae -- Invisible Epic -- "In Heroic Song": Defining the Epic Life -- Sources for the Epic Tradition -- Classical Epic -- Mystica Dona: Biblical Epic -- From Biblical Epic to Epic Life -- Epic Vitae in the Central Middle Ages -- 1: Forging Sanctity: Hilduin of Saint-Denis and the Epic Passio Dionysii -- A New Dionysius -- Manuscripts and Authorship -- Audience -- The Saint's Story -- Hilduin's Evidence -- Truth and Sanctity -- Pseudo-Dionysian Passions -- Jeweled Verse -- Use Your Allusion -- Contemplating Salvation -- Shadow and Light -- Literature as Reliquary -- The Hierarch -- 2: Glossing the Imaginary: Epic Vitae in the Classroom -- Ermenric's World -- The Manuscript -- The Letter -- The Imaginary Classroom -- Reading Epic Lives in the Classroom -- The Reader as Student -- The Calx Epistolae: Beyond Glossing -- Reading Allegorically -- Writing Epic Lives -- Praxis -- An Imaginary Life -- 3: Classical Nightmares: Christian Poets and the Pagan Past -- Hauntings -- The Equivocal Muse -- Homer and Orcus -- Reading Dreams -- Small Songs for the Small Ones -- The Best Bread -- If the Shoe Fits -- The Real Epic Vita Galli -- 4: Bishops, Monks, and Mother Bees: An Epic Vita at the Millennium -- Johannes'S Epic Life -- Saint-Amand -- Foundation to Tenth Century -- Saint-Amand at the Millennium: Count Baldwin IV and Bishop Erluin -- Courtier Bishops -- Cathedral and Monastic Schools -- Canon -- Interpretive Methods at Cathedral and Monastic Schools -- Reading Like a Bee -- Poetry, Patronage, and Rivalry -- "The Flowers of Paradise": Johannes and His Sources -- "The Flower and the Glory": The Dedication to Erluin -- Monastic Rivalry: The Mother Bee.

5: Mothers and Daughters: Affiliation and Conflict in the Lives of Rictrude and Eusebia -- Crisis and Reform -- Hamage: Forgotten History -- Sources -- 600 through 1000 -- Reform -- Rictrude and Eusebia -- The Lives of Eusebia: Dates and Origins -- Competing Sanctity -- Affiliation and Conflict -- The Manuscript -- A Polyvocal Manuscript -- A Domesticated Saint -- Conclusion: "Black Seeds on a White Page" -- Appendix A: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 265 -- Contents -- Description -- Collation: i + I7 + II-III8 + IV6 +V-VIII8 + i -- Catalogues -- Appendix B: Douai, Bibliothèque Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, MS 849 -- Contents -- Description -- Collation: i + I-III,8 IV,6 V-VII,8 VIII,6 IX,7 X-XII,8 XIII,7 XIV-XVI,8 XVII7 + i -- Rulings -- Script -- Rubrication -- Decorative Initials -- Miniatures -- Style of the Miniatures -- Date -- Catalogue -- Index.

This is the first book to focus on Latin epic verse saints' lives in their medieval historical contexts.

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