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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
Genre
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
Cataloging source
CAUOI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malo, Robyn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Relics in literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Religion et littérature
  • Reliques dans la littérature
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Relics in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • England
  • Christianity
  • History
  • Literary studies: ancient, classical & medieval
  • Literature
Label
Relics and writing in late medieval England, Robyn Malo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I Relic Discourse and the Cult of Saints. Chapter 1 Representing Relics ; Chapter 2 The Commonplaces of Relic Discourse -- Part II The Trouble with Relic Discourse. Chapter 3 English Grail Legends and the Holy Blood ; Chapter 4 -- Relic Discourse in The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale and Troilus and Criseyde ; Chapter 5 Wycliffite Texts and the Problem of Enshrinement Coda -- The Cultural Work of Relic Discourse
Control code
ocn871355420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442663251
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5cp01k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871355420
Label
Relics and writing in late medieval England, Robyn Malo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I Relic Discourse and the Cult of Saints. Chapter 1 Representing Relics ; Chapter 2 The Commonplaces of Relic Discourse -- Part II The Trouble with Relic Discourse. Chapter 3 English Grail Legends and the Holy Blood ; Chapter 4 -- Relic Discourse in The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale and Troilus and Criseyde ; Chapter 5 Wycliffite Texts and the Problem of Enshrinement Coda -- The Cultural Work of Relic Discourse
Control code
ocn871355420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442663251
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5cp01k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871355420

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