Introduction: transforming miracles in medieval hagiography

Antonina Harbus, Karin Olsen

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Abstract

Dedicated to the miraculous side of the Germania Latina nexus, the essays in this collection treat cultural appropriation in saints' lives and other religious texts derived from Latin traditions and transmitted through medieval Germanic vernaculars. Miracle stories were appealing narratives which travelled well but were usually adapted for their new audiences to reflect localised interests. Approaching this recontextualisation from historical, theological and literary points of view, the contributions pay particular attention to the way the miraculous is retained and refashioned in Latin texts and vernacular redactions from Anglo-Saxon England, Iceland and the Continent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMiracles and the miraculous in medieval Germanic and Latin literature
EditorsK. E. Olsen, A. Harbus, T Hofstra
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
PublisherPeeters
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9042915234
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMediaevalia groningana new series
PublisherPeeters

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