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Reading the Lives of the Saints: An Introduction to Medieval Hagiography

Monday 3 October 2022, 7.00PM to 9:00pm

Speaker(s): Ross McIntire MA PhD

Saints and the cults around them were an integral part of medieval life, and our most direct sources for their lives and afterlives come from the rich library of Vitae, or Lives of the saints. Filled with strange miracles, snippets of medieval life, and models for proper conduct, they are a rewarding, if deceptively complex, genre of literature. This course will provide the context, methods, and perspective necessary to get the most out of these extraordinary texts in translation.

Tutor: Ross McIntire MA PhD

Term: Autumn

Day: Monday

Start Date: 3 October 2022

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 8

Full fee: £79 


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Location: University of York Campus, Classroom-based