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Rewriting Gregory the Great: the prison analogy in Napier Homily I

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The Old English homily known as Napier I survives in two distinct versions. At the heart of each version is a reworking of the opening chapter of Book IV of the Dialogi of Gregory the Great, the focus of which is an analogy comparing the epistemological limits facing humanity to the situation of a youth born in prison. Scholarly attention has focused primarily upon the different continuations of the two versions of Napier I and their connections to Archbishop Wulfstan II of York. This paper, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/res/hgw092

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of English Studies Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
284
Pages:
203–223
Publication date:
2016-08-20
Acceptance date:
2016-07-20
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EISSN:
1471-6968
ISSN:
0034-6551
URN:
uuid:b86bdc6f-7fd8-436c-86ab-4f6dc8d67e5d
Source identifiers:
634666
Local pid:
pubs:634666

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