Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2016

280 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719095962

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The Scottish Legendary

Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Eva von Contzen

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture MUP

  • The first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary, the only extant collection of saints>' legends from medieval Scotland in the vernacular
  • Explores the stories of the saints in the Scottish Legendary and their narrative art
  • Makes a genuine contribution to the study of late medieval hagiography and its literary endeavours
  • Opens up the narrative practices of telling the lives of the saints across generic boundaries