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Converting corpses: the religious other in the Munich Oswald and St Erkenwald

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This article investigates the concerns about the fate of non-Christians after death in the Middle High German Munich Oswald by reading it alongside the Middle English St Erkenwald. These texts ascribe to their protagonists, the Anglo-Saxon saints Erkenwald, Bishop of London and Oswald, King of Northumbria, the power to raise, convert, and baptize the dead. The article considers the possible impact on this tradition of the legend of the Emperor Trajan's post-death relief from Hell, as well as ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1179/0078719115z.00000000080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Oxford German Studies More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
2
Pages:
113-135
Publication date:
2015-06-22
Acceptance date:
2015-01-30
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EISSN:
1745-9214
ISSN:
0078-7191
Language:
English
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1120434
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pubs:1120434
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2020-07-21

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