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The cult of Thomas Becket : history and historiography through eight centuries, Kay Brainerd Slocum

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The cult of Thomas Becket : history and historiography through eight centuries
Title
The cult of Thomas Becket
Title remainder
history and historiography through eight centuries
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Kay Brainerd Slocum
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Language
eng
Summary
"On 29 December, 1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was brutally murdered in his own cathedral. News of the event was rapidly disseminated throughout Europe, generating a widespread cult which endured until the reign of Henry VIII in the sixteenth century, and engendering a fascination which has lasted until the present day. The Cult of Thomas Becket: History and Historiography through Eight Centuries contributes to the lengthy debate surrounding the saint by providing a historiographical analysis of the major themes in Becket scholarship, tracing the development of Becket studies from the writings of the twelfth-century biographers to those of scholars of the twenty-first century. The book offers a thorough commentary and analysis which demonstrates how the Canterbury martyr was viewed by writers of previous generations as well as our own, showing how they were influenced by the intellectual trends and political concerns of their eras, and indicating how perceptions of Thomas Becket have changed over time. In addition, several chapters are devoted a discussion of artworks in various media devoted to the saint, as well as liturgies and sermons composed in his honor. Combining a wide historical scope with detailed textual analysis, this book will be of great interest to scholars of medieval religious history, art history, liturgy, sanctity and hagiography."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Slocum, Kay Brainerd
Dewey number
942.03/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA209.T4
LC item number
S56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sanctity in global perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas
  • Christian martyrs
  • Great Britain
  • Christian martyrs
  • Christian saints
  • Christian hagiography
  • Thomas
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian martyrs
  • Christian saints
  • Historiography
  • England
  • Great Britain
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The cult of Thomas Becket : history and historiography through eight centuries, Kay Brainerd Slocum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-329) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1045738729
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781138103283
Lccn
2018034968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028891551
System control number
(OCoLC)1045738729
Label
The cult of Thomas Becket : history and historiography through eight centuries, Kay Brainerd Slocum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-329) 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
Control code
1045738729
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781138103283
Lccn
2018034968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028891551
System control number
(OCoLC)1045738729

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