The book of Sainte Foy

translated with an introduction and notes by Pamela Sheingorn ; the Song of Sainte Foy translated by Robert L.A. Clark

<p>The miracle stories surrounding Sainte Foy form one of the most complete sets of material relating to a medieval saint's cult and its practices. Pamela Sheingorn's superb translation from the Medieval Latin texts now makes this literature available in English. "The Book of Sainte Foy" recounts the virgin saint's martyrdom in the third century ("Passio"), the theft of her relics in the late ninth century by the monks of the monastery at Conques ("Translatio"), and her diverse miracles ("Liber miraculorum"); also included is a rendering of the Provencal Chanson de Sainte Foy, translated by Robert L. A. Clark.The miracles distinguish Sainte Foy as an unusual and highly individualistic child saint displaying a fondness for gold and pretty things, as well as a penchant for playing practical jokes on her worshippers. In his record of Sainte Foy, Bernard of Angers, the eleventh-century author of the first parts of the "Liber miraculorum," emphasized the saint's "unheard of" miracles, such as replacing missing body parts and bringing dead animals back to life.The introduction to the volume situates Sainte Foy in the history in the history of hagiography and places the saint and her monastery in the social context of the high Middle Ages. Sheingorn also evokes the rugged landscape of south central France, the picturesque village of Conques on the pilgrimage road, and, most important, the golden, jewel-encrusted reliquary statue that medieval believers saw as the embodiment of Sainte Foy's miracle-working power. In no other book will readers enjoy such a comprehensive portrait of Sainte Foy and the culture that nurtured her.

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The miracle stories surrounding Sainte Foy form one of the most complete sets of material relating to a medieval saint's cult and its practices. Pamela Sheingorn's superb translation from the Medieval Latin texts now makes this literature available in English. The Book of Sainte Foy recounts the virgin saint's martyrdom in the third century (Passio), the theft of her relics in the late ninth century by the monks of the monastery at Conques (Translatio), and her diverse miracles (Liber miraculorum); also included is a rendering of the Provencal Chanson de Sainte Foy, translated by Robert L. A. Clark. The miracles distinguish Sainte Foy as an unusual and highly individualistic child saint displaying a fondness for gold and pretty things, as well as a penchant for playing practical jokes on her worshippers. In his record of Sainte Foy, Bernard of Angers, the eleventh-century author of the first parts of the Liber miraculorum, emphasized the saint's "unheard of" miracles, such as replacing missing body parts and bringing dead animals back to life. The introduction to the volume situates Sainte Foy in the history in the history of hagiography and places the saint and her monastery in the social context of the high Middle Ages. Sheingorn also evokes the rugged landscape of south central France, the picturesque village of Conques on the pilgrimage road, and, most important, the golden, jewel-encrusted reliquary statue that medieval believers saw as the embodiment of Sainte Foy's miracle-working power. In no other book will readers enjoy such a comprehensive portrait of Sainte Foy and the culture that nurtured her.

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[目次]

  • List of Figures Preface Introduction The Passion of Sainte Foy The Book of Sainte Foy's Miracles -Letter to Bishop Fulbert -Boon One -Book Two -Book Three -Book Four -Other Miracles of Sainte Foy The Translation of Sainte Foy The Song of Sainte Foy -translation by Robert L. A. Clark Notes Bibliography Index

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書名 The book of Sainte Foy
著作者等 Sheingorn, Pamela
Sheinforn Pamela
Clark Robert L. A.
書名別名 Liber miraculorum sancte Fidis

Song of Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy
シリーズ名 Middle Ages series
出版元 University of Pennsylvania Press
刊行年月 c1995
ページ数 xiii, 329 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0812215125
0812232836
NCID BA25900785
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言語 英語
原文言語 古期プロヴァンス語( - 1500年)
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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