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Epic Lives and Monasticism in the Middle Ages, 800-1050 free pdf This is the first book to focus on Latin epic verse saints' lives in their medieval historical contexts. Anna Taylor examines how these works promoted bonds of friendship and expressed rivalries among writers, monasteries, saints, earthly patrons, teachers and students in Western Europe in the central Middle Ages. Using philological, codicological and microhistorical approaches, Professor Taylor reveals new insights that will reshape our understanding of monasticism, patronage and education. These texts give historians an unprecedented glimpse inside the early medieval classroom, provide a nuanced view of the complicated synthesis of the Christian and Classical heritages, and show the cultural importance and varied functions of poetic composition in the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries.

About Anna Lisa Taylor

Anna Lisa Taylor is Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Author : Anna Lisa Taylor
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 02 September 2013
ISBN : 1107030501
EAN : 9781107030503
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 342 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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