St Martin and His Hagiographer

St  Martin and His Hagiographer
Author: Clare Stancliffe
Publsiher: Oxford Historical Monographs
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

St Martin and His Hagiographer Book Excerpt:

The Life of St Martin by Sulpicius Severus was one of the formative works of Latin hagiography. Yet although written by a contemporary who knew Martin, it attracted immediate criticism. Why? This study seeks an explanation by placing Sulpicius works both in their intellectual context, and in the context of a church that was then undergoing radical transformation. It is thus both a study of Sulpicius, Martin, and their world, and at the same time an essay in the interpretation of hagiography.

Hagiography and the History of Latin Christendom 500 1500

Hagiography and the History of Latin Christendom  500   1500
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 9004417478
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hagiography and the History of Latin Christendom 500 1500 Book Excerpt:

The twenty-one essays of Hagiography and the History of Latin Christendom, 500-1500 employ innovative methods to unlock the historical potential of hagiographical sources and reach new discoveries about the medieval world that extend well beyond the study of sanctity.

The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples

The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples
Author: J.Nicholas Napoli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351544772
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples Book Excerpt:

The Carthusian monks at San Martino began a series of decorative campaigns in the 1580s that continued until 1757, transforming the church of their monastery, the Certosa di San Martino, into a jewel of marble revetment, painting, and sculpture. The aesthetics of the church generate a jarring moral conflict: few religious orders honored the ideals of poverty and simplicity so ardently yet decorated so sumptuously. In this study, Nick Napoli explores the terms of this conflict and of how it sought resolution amidst the social and economic realities and the political and religious culture of early modern Naples. Napoli mines the documentary record of the decorative campaigns at San Martino, revealing the rich testimony it provides relating to both the monks? and the artists? expectations of how practice and payment should transpire. From these documents, the author delivers insight into the ethical and economic foundations of artistic practice in early modern Naples. The first English-language study of a key monument in Naples and the first to situate the complex within the cultural history of the city, The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples sheds new light on the Neapolitan baroque, industries of art in the age before capitalism, and the relation of art, architecture, and ornament.

Medieval Music Legend and the Cult of St Martin

Medieval Music  Legend  and the Cult of St Martin
Author: Yossi Maurey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1316061620
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Music Legend and the Cult of St Martin Book Excerpt:

St Martin of Tours was a protector saint of numerous French kings. His was one of the most successful saintly cults in medieval Europe, and the city of Tours functioned as a religious metropolis, drawing pilgrims from all over the continent. Until now, little has been known about how St Martin came to inspire such a lively folkloric tradition, numerous works of art, and the establishment of thousands of churches and numerous confraternities. In this book, Yossi Maurey addresses these questions by focusing on the church dedicated to the saint in Tours, which acted as the crucible for Martin's cult. Maurey explores the music and liturgy of the cult - the most effective means of its dissemination - to reveal its enormous diffusion and impact. Building a more concrete picture of how saints' cults operated and shaped medieval realities, this book also provides new insights into the interactions between contemporary religion, art and politics.

The Histories of a Medieval German City Worms c 1000 c 1300

The Histories of a Medieval German City  Worms c  1000 c  1300
Author: David S. Bachrach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317028961
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories of a Medieval German City Worms c 1000 c 1300 Book Excerpt:

Germany was the most powerful kingdom in the medieval West from the mid-tenth to the mid-thirteenth century. However, its history remains largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe. Until recently, almost all of the sources for medieval Germany were available only in the original Latin or in German translations, while most scholarly investigation has been in German. The limited English-language scholarship has focused on royal politics and the aristocracy. Even today, English-speaking students will find very little about the lower social orders, or Germany’s urban centers that came to play an increasingly important role in the social, economic, political, religious, and military life of the German kingdom after the turn of the millennium. The translation of the four texts in this volume is intended to help fill these lacunae. They focus on the city of Worms in the period c.1000 to c.1300. From them readers can follow developments in this city over a period of almost three centuries from the perspective of writers who lived there, gaining insights about the lives of both rich and poor, Christian and Jew. No other city in Germany provides a similar opportunity for comparison of changes over time. As important, Worms was an ’early adopter’ of new political, economic, institutional, and military traditions, which would later become normative for cities throughout the German kingdom. Worms was one of the first cities to develop as a center of episcopal power; it was also one of the first to develop an independent urban government, and was precocious in emerging as a de facto city-state in the mid-thirteenth century. These political developments, with their concomitant social, economic, and military consequences, would define urban life throughout the German kingdom. In sum, the history of Worms as told in the narrative sources in this volume can be understood as illuminating the broader urban history of the German kingdom at the heigh

Miracles An Encyclopedia of People Places and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present

Miracles  An Encyclopedia of People  Places  and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present
Author: Patrick J. Hayes
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN: 1610695992
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miracles An Encyclopedia of People Places and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present Book Excerpt:

Miracles give hope to the hopeless and exemplify the intersection of the divine and the mundane. They have shaped world history and continue to influence us through their presence in films, television, novels, and popular culture. This encyclopedia provides a unique resource on the philosophical, historical, religious, and cross-cultural conceptions of miracles that cut across denominational lines. • Provides the most authoritative exposition of miracles across history currently available in English—a highly useful resource for inquirers on miraculous phenomenon • Goes far beyond discussions of specific miracle stories to explore their provenance, cultic aspects, philosophical underpinnings, and psychological roots • Covers some of the major aspects of miraculous phenomena through entries drawn from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and the hard sciences, particularly physics and natural biology • Presents accounts of miracles with a range of expert interpretations of those events, thereby supporting the Common Core State Standards for History and English Language Arts, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3 • Supplies more than a dozen primary documents—each introduced by a headnote—that give students historic accounts of miracles and related texts for in-depth analysis

Early Christian Hagiography and Roman History

Early Christian Hagiography and Roman History
Author: Timothy David Barnes
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783161502262
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Christian Hagiography and Roman History Book Excerpt:

"In their present form, the first five chapters are revised versions of lectures delivered in German at the University of Jena on 10-14 November 2008"--P. xi.

Origin Legends in Early Medieval Western Europe

Origin Legends in Early Medieval Western Europe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2022-07-25
ISBN: 900452066X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin Legends in Early Medieval Western Europe Book Excerpt:

This volume contains work by scholars actively publishing on origin legends across early medieval western Europe, from the fall of Rome to the high Middle Ages. Its thematic structure creates dialogue between texts and regions traditionally studied in isolation.

Monks Miracles and Magic

Monks  Miracles and Magic
Author: Helen L. Parish
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1136522123
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monks Miracles and Magic Book Excerpt:

Helen L. Parish presents an innovative new study of Reformation attitudes to medieval Christianity, revealing the process by which the medieval past was rewritten by Reformation propagandists. This fascinating account sheds light on how the myths and legends of the middle ages were reconstructed, reinterpreted, and formed into a historical base for the Protestant church in the sixteenth century. Crossing the often artificial boundary between medieval and modern history, Parish draws upon a valuable selection of writings on the lives of the saints from both periods, and addresses ongoing debates over the relationship between religion and the supernatural in early modern Europe. Setting key case studies in a broad conceptual framework, Monks, Miracles and Magic is essential reading for all those with an interest in the construction of the Protestant church, and its medieval past.

War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture

War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture
Author: Katherine Allen Smith
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-09-19
ISBN: 1843838672
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture Book Excerpt:

The monastic life, traditionally considered as an area of withdrawal from the world, is here shown to be shaped by metaphors of war, and to be actively engaged with battle in the world outside.

Communities of Saint Martin

Communities of Saint Martin
Author: Sharon Farmer
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN: 1501740601
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of Saint Martin Book Excerpt:

Sharon Farmer here investigates the ways in which three medieval communities—the town of Tours, the basilica of Saint-Martin there, and the abbey of Marmoutier nearby—all defined themselves through the cult of Saint Martin. She demonstrates how in the early Middle Ages the bishops of Tours used the cult of Martin, their fourthcentury predecessor, to shape an idealized image of Tours as Martin's town. As the heirs to Martin's see, the bishops projected themselves as the rightful leaders of the community. However, in the late eleventh century, she shows, the canons of Saint-Martin (where the saint's relics resided) and the monks of Marmoutier (which Martin had founded) took control of the cult and produced new legends and rituals to strengthen their corporate interests. Since the basilica and the abbey differed in their spiritualities, structures, and external ties, the canons and monks elaborated and manipulated Martin's cult in quite different ways. Farmer shows how one saint's cult lent itself to these varying uses, and analyzes the strikingly dissimilar Martins that emerged. Her skillful inquiry into the relationship between group identity and cultural expression illuminates the degree to which culture is contested territory. Farmer's rich blend of social history and hagiography will appeal to a wide range of medievalists, cultural anthropologists, religious historians, and urban historians.

Codex Calixtinus

Codex Calixtinus
Author: John Williams
Publsiher: Gunter Narr Verlag
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9783823340041
Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Codex Calixtinus Book Excerpt:

Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence

Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence
Author: Matthew D. Lundberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 0197566618
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence Book Excerpt:

What is the place-if any-for violence in the Christian life? At the core of Christian faith is an experience of suffering violence as the price for faithfulness, of being victimized by the world's violence, from Jesus himself to martyrs who have died while following him. At the same time, Christian history had also held the opinion that there are situations when the follower of Jesus may be justified in inflicting violence on others, especially in the context of war. Do these two facets of Christian ethics and experience present a contradiction? Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence: On Suffering and Wielding the Sword explores the tension between Christianity's historic reverence for martyrdom (suffering violence for faith) and Christianity's historical support of a just war ethic (involving the inflicting of violence). While the book considers the possibility that the two are unreconcilable, it also argues that they are ultimately compatible; but their compatibility requires a more humanized portrait of the Christian martyr as well as a stricter approach to the justified use of violence.

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition
Author: Christopher Walter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351880519
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition Book Excerpt:

Christopher Walter's study of the cult and iconography of Byzantine warrior saints - George, Demetrius, the two Theodores, and dozens more - is at once encyclopaedic and interpretative, and the first comprehensive study of the subject. The author delineates their origins and development as a distinctive category of saint, showing that in its definitive form this coincides with the apogee of the Byzantine empire in the 10th-11th centuries. He establishes a repertory, particularly of their commemorations in synaxaries and their representations in art, and describes their iconographical types and the functions ascribed to them once enrolled in the celestial army: support for the terrestrial army in its offensive campaigns, and a new protective role when the Byzantine Empire passed to the defensive. The survey highlights the lack of historicity among the Byzantines in their approach to the lives of these saints and their terrestrial careers. An epilogue briefly treats the analogous traditions in the cultures of neighbouring peoples. Walter draws attention to the development of an echelon of military saints, notably in church decoration, which provides the surest basis for defining their specificity; also to the way in which they were depicted, generally young, handsome and robust, and frequently 'twinned' in pairs, so calling attention to the importance of camaraderie among soldiers. At the same time, this work opens a new perspective on the military history of the Byzantine Empire. Its ideology of war consistently followed that of the Israelites; protected and favoured by divine intervention, there was no occasion to discuss the morality of a 'just war'. Consequently, when considering Byzantine methods of warfare, due attention should be given to the important role which they attributed to celestial help in their military campaigns.

Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul

Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul
Author: Raymond Van Dam
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2011-11-12
ISBN: 1400821142
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul Book Excerpt:

Saints' cults, with their focus on miraculous healings and pilgrimages, were not only a distinctive feature of Christian religion in fifth-and sixth-century Gaul but also a vital force in political and social life. Here Raymond Van Dam uses accounts of miracles performed by SS. Martin, Julian, and Hilary to provide a vivid and comprehensive depiction of some of the most influential saints' cults. Viewed within the context of ongoing tensions between paganism and Christianity and between Frankish kings and bishops, these cults tell much about the struggle for authority, the forming of communities, and the concept of sin and redemption in late Roman Gaul. Van Dam begins by describing the origins of the three cults, and discusses the career of Bishop Gregory of Tours, who benefited from the support of various patron saints and in turn promoted their cults. He then treats the political and religious dimensions of healing miracles--including their relation to Catholic theology and their use by bishops to challenge royal authority--and of pilgrimages to saints' shrines. The miracle stories, collected mainly by Gregory of Tours, appear in their first complete English translations.

The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai

The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai
Author: Herman de Tournai,Herman (of Tournai)
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780813208510
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai Book Excerpt:

Recounts the chain of events that led to the restoration of the abandoned monastery. Herman provides an intriguing account of the complex personal motives, political undercurrents, and social conflicts that surrounded the establishment of a monastic community.

Medieval Hagiography

Medieval Hagiography
Author: Thomas Head
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 885
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN: 1317325141
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Hagiography Book Excerpt:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hystoria Gweryddon Yr Almaen

Hystoria Gweryddon Yr Almaen
Author: Jane Cartwright
Publsiher: MHRA
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-07-20
ISBN: 1907322590
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hystoria Gweryddon Yr Almaen Book Excerpt:

Medieval Welsh literature is rich in hagiographical lore and numerous Welsh versions of the Lives of saints are extant, recording the legends of both native and universal saints. Although the cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 virgins is well known internationally, this is the first time that a scholarly edition of her Welsh legend has been published in its entirety. Hystoria Gweryddon yr Almaen was adapted into Welsh by Sir Huw Pennant and it survives in a unique manuscript – Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 182 (c. 1509–1514). The edition is accompanied by a full glossary, as well as detailed textual and linguistic notes, and information on the development and transmission of the legend. The peculiarities of the Welsh text are considered in the introduction as well as the similarities it shares with other versions. The volume also considers the wider cultural context of the legend and discusses the Welsh cult of St Ursula and her companions. Welsh tradition claims that Ursula was Welsh and she became associated with the church at Llangwyryfon in Ceredigion and other minor Welsh chapels.

Writing Normandy

Writing Normandy
Author: Felice Lifshitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN: 0429639392
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Normandy Book Excerpt:

Writing Normandy brings together eighteen articles by historian Felice Lifshitz, some of which are published here for the first time. The articles examine the various ways in which local and regional narratives about the past were created and revised in Normandy during the central Middle Ages. These narratives are analysed through a combination of both cultural studies and manuscript studies in order to assess how they functioned, who they benefitted, and the various contexts in which they were transmitted. The essays pay particular attention to the narratives built around venerated saints and secular rulers, and in doing so bring together narratives that have traditionally been discussed separately by scholars. The book will appeal to scholars and students of cultural history and medieval history, as well as those interested in manuscript studies. .

Ascetica Gnostica Liturgica Orientalia

Ascetica  Gnostica  Liturgica  Orientalia
Author: Maurice F. Wiles,Edward Yarnold,Paul M. Parvis
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9789042909229
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ascetica Gnostica Liturgica Orientalia Book Excerpt:

Papers presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1999 (see also Studia Patristica 34, 36, 37 and 38). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.