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Miracles and the Miraculous in Medieval Germanic and Latin Literature

Germania Latina V (Mediaevalia Groningana, New Ser., V. 6) (Mediaevalia Groningana, New Ser., V. 6)

by K. E. Olsen

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Published by Peeters .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature: History & Criticism,
  • Miracles in literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Congresses,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • German,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Latin literature (Medieval and,
  • European - German,
  • Germanic literature,
  • Latin literature (Medieval and modern)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTette Hofstra (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9100218M
    ISBN 109042915234
    ISBN 109789042915237

    The power of holy relics was palpable. St Uncumber, also known as St Wilgefortis, a bearded lady, owes her existence to another misunderstanding. Other popular saints were removed from the Roman Calendar at the same time because of their uncertain or imaginary origins. The story of St Ursula illustrates the later stages of how many such stories developed. The early Christian liturgy also gave birth to new forms of literature.

    It is a well-written book about certain aspects of medieval beliefs and their visualization, without entering into theological or philosophical contexts in particular depth. Every Latin author in the medieval period spoke Latin as a second language, with varying degrees of fluency and syntax. If they believed in the creed they had the right "medicine"; if they did not, they had not. One of the earliest forms of the collection was composed between years — Gregory himself, for example, carried relics of St. The 3rd and 4th centuries were above all an age of translation.

    In Germany, the Virgin's milk was known as liebfraumilch, and the quantity of it that Mary produced can scarcely have been less than the quantity of modern white wine that commemorates it. The correspondence between the wounds of Jesus and the stigmatic is regarded as evidence of their heavenly provenance. Clearly many of these would have been influenced by the spelling, and indeed pronunciation [5]of the vernacular language, and thus varied between different European countries. The History of the Franks must not be looked upon as a secular history. Load Previous Page Medieval Latin literature From about to Latin was the principal language of the church, as well as of administration, theology, philosophy, science, history, biographyand belles lettresand medieval Latin literature is therefore remarkably rich.


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Miracles and the Miraculous in Medieval Germanic and Latin Literature book

The Ethiopian material is unique also in another sense — an important amount of the Miracles manuscripts is illustrated which on the research level involves the problem of a relationship between the text on the one hand and the picture on the other.

Benedict Biscop c. At first sight, perhaps, we seem to have incongruous elements which from the modern viewpoint we cannot bring into harmony with one another.

In the end he is pleased to note that the Irish Church was saved from error by accepting the correct date for Easter.

Medieval Latin

But there are problems here. In addition Gregory mentions from hearsay that snakes had fallen from the clouds, and that a village with its inhabitants and dwellings had disappeared entirely.

His hagiography, in verse and in prose, also is prominent. The cures wrought there did much " to strengthen the faith. See pp. His superstition came to him straight from his father and mother and from his whole social environment.

Spanish churches had at least seven of her thigh bones. Philip Guedalla Historically, one of the most impressive pieces of miraculous evidence for divine favour has been the occurrence of stigmata.

In addition, the sources of several stories still have to be identified. Like other particularly devout visionary nuns, she was extremely unpopular with other sisters in the nunnery. In some cases the diagnosis was quite clear as with a patient at Limoges. Even then it was not frequently used in casual conversation.

The educated clergy mostly knew that traditional Latin did not use the nominative or accusative case in such constructions, but only the ablative case. In the Arndt and Brusch edition in the Monumenta Germania Historica we have all these titles included.

His introduction imitates the work of Orosius, [3] and his title is an echo of Eusebius's Historia Ecclesiastica. Ex ea emm unus me adtigit ramus, de cuius ictu turbatus corrui. In the case of King Chilperic we apparently have a premature development in this direction.

By the 16th century, Erasmus complained that speakers from different countries were unable to understand each other's form of Latin. Technically, an altar was not really an altar unless it contained a relic. Bede counted anno Domini from Christ's birth, not from Christ's conception.

There were crusts and cups from the Last Supper and even Jesus' used table napkin. Even the Anglican Church has reaffirmed it in the twentieth century. His hair hung round his head in uncombed matted locks and was pure white. It is difficult to estimate their number, but we have at least thirty tales of this kind in several different versions and redactions.

In his day the tradition of literary workmanship was quite dead but it would seem as if its ghost tortured Gregory. The truth was that the condition of the people's minds made the profession an impossibility.

We heal of one dead bishop whose body sank like lead on the street before the jail and could not be moved until all in the jail were let loose.Gaude virgo gloriosa: Marian miracle literature in the Iberian Peninsula and France in the Middle Ages Responsibility edited by Juan-Carlos Conde & Emma Gatland.

Miracles and the Miraculous in Medieval Germanic and Latin Literature. Germania Latina V, ed. K.E. Olsen, A. Harbus and T. Hofstra (Louvain: Peeters, ) Verbal Encounters Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse studies for Roberta Frank, ed. A.

Medieval Latin literature

Harbus and R. Poole (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ). Until the sixteenth century, Latin was the official language of law, government, business, education and religion in Western Europe. The Latin of written communication was generally considered learned, or high, Latin and composition of documents followed standard.

Medieval World. Late Antiquity & Byzantium. Archaeology; Art & Architecture; History; Language & Literature; Early Christianity & Patristics ; Anglo-Saxon, Viking & Early Medieval Europe (up to AD) Anglo-Saxon & Viking.

Archaeology; History; Language & Literature; Rest of Europe. Archaeology; History; Language & Literature; Medieval Europe. Mediaevalia Groningana New Series is a peer-reviewed series.

1: Miracles and the Miraculous in Medieval Germanic and Latin Literature: 7: MacDonald A.A., Dekker K. Rhetoric, Royalty, and Reality Literature and Religion in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scotland: Giliberto C., Teresi L. HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE Medieval have been recited and sung wherever Germanic tribes have settled - including the central lands of Germany itself.

In the southeast of this region, in modern Austria, the legends about the fall of Burgundy to the Huns achieve their fullest and most influential expression in a version of the late 12th.