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Holy scripture and the meanings of the Eucharist in late medieval England, C. 1370-1430

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This thesis examines how, in late-medieval England, uses of Scripture and associated written discourses expanded to encompass the sacramental functions hitherto privileged to the bread and wine of the Mass. This process, reflecting the longstanding if implicit importance of scriptural symbolism to the medieval Eucharist, also bears witness to a major cultural shift in this period: the assignment to words of the same powers that had underpinned the function of visual, non-verbal symbols in ...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Stephen Arthur Pink
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:60a9655b-779b-4853-9102-7a9b058f0d5e
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ora:6781

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