The Resource Wonderful to relate : miracle stories and miracle collecting in high medieval England, Rachel Koopmans

Wonderful to relate : miracle stories and miracle collecting in high medieval England, Rachel Koopmans

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Wonderful to relate : miracle stories and miracle collecting in high medieval England
Title
Wonderful to relate
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miracle stories and miracle collecting in high medieval England
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Rachel Koopmans
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eng
Summary
""The virtues of this book are many---Koopmans asks some fresh questions, gives new and provocative answers to old ones, demonstrates historical imagination and empathy of a rare degree, and writes in an exquisitely readable style." ---Barbara Newman, Northwestern University" "While the late Anglo-Saxons rarely recorded saints' posthumous miracles, a shift occurred as monastic writers of the late eleventh and twelfth centuries started to preserve hundreds of the stories they had heard of healings, acts of vengeance, resurrections, recoveries, and other miraculous deeds effected by their local saints. Indeed, Rachel Koopmans contends, the miracle collection quickly became a defining genre of high medieval English monastic culture." "Koopmans surveys more than seventy-five collections and offers a new model for understanding how miracle stories were generated, circulated, and replicated. She argues that orally exchanged narratives carried far more propagandistic power than those preserved in manuscripts; stresses the literary and memorial roles of miracle collecting; and traces changes in form and content as the focus of the collectors shifted from the stories told by religious colleagues to those told by lay visitors to their churches." "Wonderful to Relate highlights the importance of the two massive collections written by Benedict of Peterborough and William of Canterbury in the wake of the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. Koopmans provides the first in-depth examination of the creation and influence of the Becket compilations, often deemed the greatest of all medieval miracle collections. In a final section, she ponders the decline of miracle collecting in the thirteenth century, which occurred with the advent of formalized canonization procedures and theological means of engaging with the miraculous."--BOOK JACKET
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Koopmans, Rachel
Dewey number
820.9
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR255
LC item number
.K66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • English literature
  • Literary form
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Literature and society
  • Christian saints
  • Miracles
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Wonderful to relate : miracle stories and miracle collecting in high medieval England, Rachel Koopmans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • They Ought to be Written: Osbern of Canterbury and the First English Miracle Collectors
  • 6.
  • Obvious Material for Writing: Eadmer of Canterbury and the Miracle-Collecting Boom
  • 7.
  • What the People Bring: Miracle Collecting in the Mid- to Late Twelfth Century
  • 8.
  • Most Blessed Martyr: Thomas Becket's Murder and the Christ Church Collections
  • 9.
  • I Take Up the Burden: Benedict of Peterborough's Examination of Becket's Miracles
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Choose What You Will: William of Canterbury and the Heavenly Doctor
  • Appendix 1.
  • Manuscripts of the Christ Church Miracle Collections for Thomas Becket
  • Appendix 2.
  • Construction of Benedict of Peterborough's
  • Miracula S. Thomae
  • Appendix 3.
  • Construction of William of Canterbury's
  • Miracula S. Thomae
  • Narrating the Saint's Works: Conversations, Personal Stories, and the Making of Cults
  • 2.
  • To Experience What I Have Heard: Plotlines and Patterning of Oral Miracle Stories
  • 3.
  • Drop from the Ocean's Waters: Lantfred of Fleury and the Cult of Swithun at Winchester
  • 4.
  • Fruitful in the House of the Lord: The Early Miracle Collections of Goscelin of St.-Bertin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 337 p.
Isbn
9780812242799
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010016970
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2134623-01umb_inst
  • 2262210
  • (Sirsi) i9780812242799
  • (OCoLC)606785073
Label
Wonderful to relate : miracle stories and miracle collecting in high medieval England, Rachel Koopmans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • They Ought to be Written: Osbern of Canterbury and the First English Miracle Collectors
  • 6.
  • Obvious Material for Writing: Eadmer of Canterbury and the Miracle-Collecting Boom
  • 7.
  • What the People Bring: Miracle Collecting in the Mid- to Late Twelfth Century
  • 8.
  • Most Blessed Martyr: Thomas Becket's Murder and the Christ Church Collections
  • 9.
  • I Take Up the Burden: Benedict of Peterborough's Examination of Becket's Miracles
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Choose What You Will: William of Canterbury and the Heavenly Doctor
  • Appendix 1.
  • Manuscripts of the Christ Church Miracle Collections for Thomas Becket
  • Appendix 2.
  • Construction of Benedict of Peterborough's
  • Miracula S. Thomae
  • Appendix 3.
  • Construction of William of Canterbury's
  • Miracula S. Thomae
  • Narrating the Saint's Works: Conversations, Personal Stories, and the Making of Cults
  • 2.
  • To Experience What I Have Heard: Plotlines and Patterning of Oral Miracle Stories
  • 3.
  • Drop from the Ocean's Waters: Lantfred of Fleury and the Cult of Swithun at Winchester
  • 4.
  • Fruitful in the House of the Lord: The Early Miracle Collections of Goscelin of St.-Bertin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 337 p.
Isbn
9780812242799
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010016970
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2134623-01umb_inst
  • 2262210
  • (Sirsi) i9780812242799
  • (OCoLC)606785073

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