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The Resource Relics and writing in late medieval England, Robyn Malo

Relics and writing in late medieval England, Robyn Malo

Label
Relics and writing in late medieval England
Title
Relics and writing in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Malo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England uncovers a wide-ranging medieval discourse that had an expansive influence on English literary traditions. Drawing from Latin and vernacular hagiography, miracle stories, relic lists, and architectural history, this study demonstrates that, as the shrines of England's major saints underwent dramatic changes from c. 1100 to c. 1538, relic discourse became important not only in constructing the meaning of objects that were often hidden, but also for canonical authors like Chaucer and Malory in exploring the function of metaphor and of dissembling language. Robyn Malo argues that relic discourse was employed in order to critique mainstream religious practice, explore the consequences of rhetorical dissimulation, and consider the effect on the socially disadvantaged of lavish expenditure on shrines. The work thus uses the literary study of relics to address issues of clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform."--Dust jacket
  • Relics and writing in late medieval England uncovers a wide-ranging medieval discourse that had an expansive influence on English literary traditions. Drawing from Latin and vernacular hagiography, miracle stories, relic lists, and architectural history, this study demonstrates that, as the shrines of England's major saints underwent dramatic changes from c. 1100 to c. 1538, relic discourse became important not only in constructing the meaning of objects that were often hidden, but also for canonical authors like Chaucer and Malory in exploring the function of metaphor and of dissembling language. Robyn Malo argues that relic discourse was employed in order to critique mainstream religious practice, explore the consequences of rhetorical dissimulation, and consider the effect on the socially disadvantaged of lavish expenditure on shrines. The work thus uses the literary study of relics to address issues of clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malo, Robyn
Dewey number
820.9/382
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.R4
LC item number
M24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Relics in literature
Label
Relics and writing in late medieval England, Robyn Malo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Representing relics -- The commonplaces of relic discourse -- English Grail legends and the holy blood -- Relic discourse in the Pardoner's prologue and tale and Troilus and Criseyde -- Wycliffite texts and the problem of enshrinement -- Coda: the cultural work of relic discourse
Control code
824604934
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 298 pages
Isbn
9781442645639
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2013432323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824604934
Label
Relics and writing in late medieval England, Robyn Malo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Representing relics -- The commonplaces of relic discourse -- English Grail legends and the holy blood -- Relic discourse in the Pardoner's prologue and tale and Troilus and Criseyde -- Wycliffite texts and the problem of enshrinement -- Coda: the cultural work of relic discourse
Control code
824604934
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 298 pages
Isbn
9781442645639
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2013432323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824604934

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