- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- Introduction: sanctity as literature
- 1 St Margaret and the literary politics of Scottish sainthood
- 2 Good knights and holy men: reading the virtue of soldier-saints in medieval literary genres
- 3 Englishing the saints in Robert Mannyng’s <i>Handlyng Synne</i>
- 4 Modelling holiness: self-fashioning and sanctity in late medieval English mystical literature
- 5 Body and soul: from doctrine to debate in medieval Welsh and Irish literature
- 6 Chaucer and hagiographic authority
- 7 Reading classical authors in Capgrave’s <i>Life of St Katherine</i>
- 8 Lydgate’s saintly poetics
- 9 Narrating vernacular sanctity: the <i>Scottish Legendary</i> as a challenge to the ‘literary turn’ in fifteenth-century hagiography
- 10 Reforming sanctity: the Digby <i>Mary Magdalen</i> and Lewis Wager’s <i>Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene</i>
- 11 The humanist grammar of sanctity in the early <i>Lives</i> of Thomas More
- 12 Afterword: calendar time in <i>balade</i> form
- Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain
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