Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe (Tenth-Eleventh Century)

Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe (Tenth-Eleventh Century)

Vitae Sanctorum Aetatis Conversionis Europae Centralis (Saec. X-xi)

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Five saint's lives are presented in the original Latin with facing pages of English translation and voluminous footnotes explaining references and identifying variants. They are The Passion of Saint Wenceslas by Gumpold of Mantua, The Life of Saint Adalbert Bishop of Prague and Martyr, The Life of the Five Brethren by Bruno of Querfurt, Lives of the Holy Hermits Zoerard the Confessor and Benedict the Martyr by Blessed Maurus Bishop of Pécs, and The Deeds of Blessed Gaudentius Bishop of Osor. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Johns Hopkins University Press
This volume is the first of two containing hagiographical narratives from medieval Central Europe. The lives of the saints in this volume, from the tenth to eleventh centuries, written not much later, are telling witnesses for the process of Christianization of Bohemia, Poland, Hungary and Dalmatia. Most of them became patrons of their region and highly venerated throughout the Middle Ages. The volume presents the first English translation of a legend of each of these saints with the most recent critical edition of the Latin original and prefaces discussing the textual tradition. In an appendix the extensive hagiographical literature of the saints is being critically surveyed.

Publisher: Budapest : Central European University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9786155225406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 405 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Klaniczay, Gâabor


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