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St Edmund, King and Martyr Anthony Bale

St Edmund, King and Martyr

$24.99

Medios de pago

    St Edmund, King and Martyr

    Editorial: Boydell & Brewer

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781846157622

    Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

    $24.99

    Medios de pago
      St Edmund, King and Martyr Anthony Bale

      St Edmund, King and Martyr

      $24.99

      Medios de pago

        St Edmund, King and Martyr

        Editorial: Boydell & Brewer

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781846157622

        Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

        $24.99

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          St Edmund, king and martyr, supposedly killed by Danes (or "Vikings") in 869, was one of the pre-eminent saints of the middle ages; his cult was favoured and patronised by several English kings and spawned a rich array of visual, literary, musical and political artefacts. Celebrated throughout England, especially at the abbey of Bury St Edmunds, it also inspired separate cults in France, Iceland and Italy. The essays in this collection offer a range of readings from a variety of disciplines - literature, history, music, art history - and of sources - chronicles, poems, theological material - providing an overview of the multi-faceted nature of St Edmund's cult, from the ninth century to the early modern period. They demonstrate the openness and dynamism of a medieval saint's cult, showing how the saint's image could be used in many and changing contexts: Edmund's image was bent to various political and propagandistic ends, often articulating conflicting messages and ideals, negotiating identity, politics and belief. CONTRIBUTORS: ANTHONY BALE, CARL PHELPSTEAD, ALISON FINLAY, PAUL ANTONY HAYWARD, LISA COLTON, REBECCA PINNER, A.S.G. EDWARDS, ALEXANDRA GILLESPIE
          Acerca de Anthony Bale

          Anthony Bale is professor of English and medieval cultures at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also the author of The Jew in the Medieval Book: English Antisemitisms 1350–1500.

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