Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 June 2018

256 Pages | 23 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198707035

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The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1. The Middle Ages

By Karen A. Winstead

Oxford History of Life-Writing

  • The first book devoted to medieval life-writing
  • A rich and varied exploration of the Anglo-Latin lives of missionaries, prelates, princes; the high medieval lives of scholars and visionaries; and the late medieval lives of authors and laypeople
  • Pays attention to the often undervalued importance of women as authors and subjects of life-writing
  • Balances the study of canonical writings with lesser known works
  • Easily accessible to non-specialists with quotes in modern English