Saint Michael the Archangel in Medieval English Legend
The cult and legends of St Michael the archangerl were widespread in medieval England, and this book - the first full-length study of the subject - offers a comprehensive examination of their genesis and diffusion. Part I identifies and analyses the concerns, conflicts, and roles with which St Michael is associated, from scriptural and apocryphal literature through to the homiletic literature of the medieval period. Part II begins with a discussion of the vernacular recensions of the popular account of the archangel's earthly interventions, and goes on to survey the legendary accounts in Old English, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English of the archangel and his roles as guardian, intercessor, psychopomp, and warrior-angel follows. The Appendices contain the first English translation of the archangel's hagiographic foundation-myth; an annotated bibliographical list and motif index of textual materials relating to the archangel; and an essay on the iconographic representations of the archangel in medieval England. RICHARD F. JOHNSON is Assistant Professor of English at William Rainey Harper College.
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Literary Origins of the Archangels Legendary Roles
The Archangels Legendary History
Vernacular Versions of the Hagiographic FoundationMyth
The Archangel as Guardian and Psychopomp
The Archangel and Judgment
Adam angels Anglo-Norman Anglo-Saxon England Anonymous Antichrist Apocalypse of Paul apocryphon apostles apparitione apparitions battle behalf bishop Blickling 16 Blickling homily Book of Watchers Cambridge Carolingian CCCC century Chapter Christ church commands Coptic Corpus 41 cult of St Daniel death discussion dragon edition EDITIONS/TRANSLATIONS Elfric's English Homilies Enoch Epistle of Jude feast foundation-myth Gabriel Gospel of Nicodemus Greek guardian hagiographic heaven Hell Holy Homiliary Ibid Irish J. E. Cross Jesus Jewish judgment Latin legend Legenda Aurea literature London Lord M. R. James manuscript Mary's body Mary's soul medieval England Michael appears Michael the Archangel Michael's roles Middle English Mont-Saint-Michel Monte Gargano Moses motif narrative Old English Old English Martyrology Oxford Paradise psychopomp recensions REFERENCES representations of St Revelation Saint Michael Satan September 29 Seth significant sinners Siponto Speculum Sacerdotale Studies suggests tells Testament of Abraham Tischendorf tradition Transitus Mariae translation vernacular versions Virgin Mary Vita
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