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The Middle English Miracles
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. (UGPS)
2017 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Unlike many other vernacular traditions of Marian miracles, there are no dedicated collections in Middle English. Instead the legends exist in groups within texts such as the South English Legendary or The Northern Homily Cycle but occur mostly as exempla scattered within sermons and other pastoral materials. There are 171 miracles of the Virgin in Middle English of which we know, many of which are found in multiple variations. The study of miracles presents challenges, because they are simultaneously universal and unique. They were stories told and retold with various adaptations and motivations behind their telling. At least in the Middle English legacy and the missing Middle English compilation, their miscellaneity is much a source of fruit as frustration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Virgin Mary, Marian Miracles, medieval literature
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133584OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133584DiVA: diva2:1088265
Conference
MIRACLES OF THE VIRGIN MARY: Medieval Narratives through Time and Space
Projects
Medieval short narratives between languages and cultures: the Miracles of the Virgin Mary
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2017-04-12 Created: 2017-04-12 Last updated: 2017-04-12

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