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Harvard Historical Studies 156

Imagining the Sacred Past

Hagiography and Power in Early Normandy

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$71.50 • £57.95 • €64.50

ISBN 9780674024434

Publication Date: 03/31/2007


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 map, 1 genealogical chart

Harvard Historical Studies


  • Acknowledgments
  • Genealogical chart: Rulers of Normandy, 911–1087
  • Map: Eleventh-century Normandy
  • Introduction
  • 1. Placing the Texts in Time
  • 2. Individual Appeal: Explaining the Interest in Taurinus, Vigor, and Nicasius
  • 3. Imagining the Past of the Evrecin: The Vita Taurini
  • 4. Reshaping History in the Bessin: The Vita Vigoris
  • 5. Claiming the Heritage of the French Vexin: The Passio Nicasii
  • 6. Broader Perspective: The Norman Vision of the Distant Past and Contemporary Hagiography
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Manuscripts of the Vita Taurini and Vita Vigoris
  • Appendix 2: Transmission of the Passio Nicasii
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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