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Sickness, disability, and miracle cures: hagiography in England, c. 700 - c. 1200

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This thesis considers how religious literature represented sickness and disability in Anglo- Saxon and post-Conquest England. Based on Gospel accounts of Jesus's healings, narratives of miracle-cures were highly valued within medieval Christian culture. By analysing a selection of miracle-cure narratives from the main period of miracle writing in England, from the age of Bede to the late twelfth century, this project considers the social significance of such stories. All miracle-cures...

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The Queen's College
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Christ Church
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1191017
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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