The Construction of Episcopal Identity: The Meaning and Function of Episcopal Depictions within Latin Saints’ Lives of the Long Twelfth Century

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The Construction of Episcopal Identity: The Meaning and Function of Episcopal Depictions within Latin Saints’ Lives of the Long Twelfth Century

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dc.contributor.author Mesley, Matthew Michael en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-15T13:33:18Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T17:03:10Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T10:56:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-30 en_GB
dc.description.abstract My PhD offers a reassessment of the representation of English bishops within episcopal vitae composed between 1093 and 1214. It argues that the depiction of episcopal sanctity was shaped by the expectations of the community for which these texts were written and the hagiographer’s specific causa scribendi (reasons for writing). Through an investigation of four distinct Latin episcopal saints’ lives, I investigate the relationship between hagiographical function, episcopal identity and patronage by setting each text within its specific institutional and historical context. The vitae I have selected are: Faricius of Arezzo’s life of Aldhelm (c.1093-1099), William Wycombe’s life of Robert Bethune (c.1148-1150) and Gerald of Wales’s lives of Remigius (c.1198-1199) and Hugh of Avalon (c.1210-1214). en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship AHRC en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship IHR en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/94260 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject History en_GB
dc.subject Medieval en_GB
dc.subject saints en_GB
dc.subject Episcopal en_GB
dc.subject Bishops en_GB
dc.subject Hagiography en_GB
dc.subject Aldhelm en_GB
dc.subject Bethune en_GB
dc.subject Remigius en_GB
dc.subject Faricius en_GB
dc.title The Construction of Episcopal Identity: The Meaning and Function of Episcopal Depictions within Latin Saints’ Lives of the Long Twelfth Century en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2010-03-15T13:33:18Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T17:03:10Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T10:56:58Z
dc.contributor.advisor Hamilton, Sarah en_GB
dc.contributor.advisor Crick, Julia en_GB
dc.publisher.department History en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in History en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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