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Old English Lives of Saints, Volume I


Edited and translated by Mary Clayton

Juliet Mullins

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674425095

Publication Date: 11/19/2019


  • Introduction
    • Ælfric and His Context
    • Æthelweard and Æthelmær
    • The English Benedictine Reform
    • Political Context
    • Catholic Homilies
    • What Is the Lives of Saints?
    • The Saints’ Lives
    • The Sermons (LS 1, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17)
    • The Date of the Series
    • Reading Contexts of the Lives of Saints
    • Ælfric’s Alliterative Prose
    • Sources
    • Dissemination
    • Acknowledgments
    • Notes
  • Latin Preface
  • Old English Preface
  • Table of Contents in British Library, Cotton Julius E. vii [“Incipiunt Capitula” / “Here begin the headings”]
  • 1. Nativity of Christ
  • 2. Saint Eugenia
  • 3. Saint Basil
  • 4. Saints Julian and Basilissa
  • 5. Saint Sebastian
  • 6. Saint Maur
  • 7. Saint Agnes and Saints Constantia and Gallicanus
  • 8. Saint Agatha and Saint Lucy
  • 9. The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
  • 10. The Forty Soldiers
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on the Text
  • Notes to the Text
  • Notes to the Translation

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