Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary

An English Translation

William of Malmesbury

Edited by Michael Winterbottom, R.M. Thomson

Paperback
$25.95

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Originally written in elegant Latin, this paperback takes the translation from the original hardcover to produce an attractive edition for the student or general reader. It retains the introduction, notes and appendices while presenting the text in a modern English version as elegant and engaging as the original.
Written around 1135 by the Benedictine monk, historian and scholar William of Malmesbury (d. 1143), The Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary belongs in the first wave of collected miracles of the Virgin, produced by English Benedictine monks in the 1120s and '30s. Only two copies of William's work survive in anything like its complete form, and only one of them represents the finished product. But many of the stories were also transmitted separately, in groups or individually; the systematic use of this evidence is a feature of this new text.
Originally written in elegant Latin, this paperback takes the translation from the original hardcover to produce an attractive edition for the student or general reader. It retains the introduction, notes and appendices - important to understand William's quotations and echoes from ancient authors - while presenting the text in a modern English version as elegant and engaging as the original.
Anyone wishing to compare the original and this translation may refer to the hardcover which remains available (9781783270163).

Details

May 2017
214 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Boydell Medieval Texts
ISBN: 9781783271962
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC DNF, 1DBKE, 2ADL, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, REL077000
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Text
Appendix A: The contents of collections of Marian miracles used by William
Appendix B: Manuscripts containing collections of Marian miracles
Index of Sources
General Index

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[An] elegant translation ... reliable, meticulously referenced, readable, and easily accessible. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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