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Cult of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon England

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ISBN-10: 0521531152

ISBN-13: 9780521531153

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Clayton, Simon Keynes, Andy Orchard

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The cult of the Virgin Mary is associated by most medievalists with the twelfth and succeeding centuries. This book, however, provides a wide-ranging exploration of the cult in England from c. 700 to the Conquest. Interest in and devotion to Mary flourished in the late seventh and eighth centuries and, especially, in the period of the Benedictine reform from the mid-tenth century onwards. In this latter period Mary, as patron saint of almost all of the reformed houses, was the most important saint of the monastic movement. Dr Clayton describes and illustrates the development of Marian devotion and doctrine from the early church to the Carolingians, by discussing Anglo-Saxon feasts of the…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Andy Orchard is the Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

List of plates
Acknowledgements List of abbreviations
Introduction
Feasts of the Virgin: origin and development
The cult of the Virgin in the liturgy
Private prayer to Mary
Marian dedications, relics and pilgrimage in Anglo-Saxon England
The Virgin as portrayed in Anglo-Saxon art
The Virgin in Old English poetry
The Virgin in Old English prose
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index