William of Malmesbury: Saints' Lives Lives of ss. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract

by William of Malmesbury

Part of the Oxford Medieval Texts Series

William of Malmesbury: Saints' Lives Lives of ss. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract Synopsis

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.

William of Malmesbury: Saints' Lives Lives of ss. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract Press Reviews

... the present editorial team provide new insights that bring us significantly closer to William's original intentions. * The Medieval Review * The publication of this volume is to be welcomed as a major advance in the study of one of the most significant of medieval authors. * The Medieval Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198207092
Publication date: 11th July 2002
Author: William of Malmesbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 436 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Christian theology, Literary essays,

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