Swithun, St

Hayward, Paul Antony (2017) Swithun, St. In: Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature . Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 9781118396988

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Abstract

A product of the late tenth-century monastic reformation, the cult of St Swithun was developed for the purpose of validating the reform of the Old Minster, Winchester. Though it was re-worked many times, in no less than twelve hagiographical works, the core ideas of the saint’s legend can be traced to Lantfred’s Translatio et miracula sancti Swithuni, a work composed between 971 and 975.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 81537
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2016 15:16
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 01:35
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/81537

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