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Teaching the Teachers: The Vercelli Book and the Mixed Life

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In this article I propose that the rationale of the compilation of the Vercelli Book is best appreciated if we group texts according to theme and content rather than form. The distinction between prose and verse appears to have been of little concern to the compiler, who combines homiletic texts with exemplary narratives concerning the education of teachers and, finally, a life of a hermit. This points to an interest in the tension between the pastoral duties of the preacher and the contempla...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/0013838X.2013.814319

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
English Studies Journal website
Volume:
94
Issue:
6
Pages:
627-658
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1744-4217
ISSN:
0013-838X
URN:
uuid:fee124e2-e0ae-49f2-8e3f-9f9ab0120d9b
Source identifiers:
571351
Local pid:
pubs:571351

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