The Cult of St Swithun (Winchester Studies)

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9780198131830: The Cult of St Swithun (Winchester Studies)

St Swithun was an obscure 9th-century bishop of Winchester who became a popular and important English saint with a cult widespread throughout Europe. This volume presents new and full editions of the texts which illuminate his cult. The unprecedented wealth of this volume sheds new light not only on St Swithun himself, but also on the times during which his cult was at the height of its popularity.

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Michael Lapidge is Notre Dame Professor of English, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

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"...one stands in awe of Michael Lapidge's ability to impose clarity and order on complex and challenging material. Thirty years in the making, this book is a remarkable achievement that will serve and inspire scholars for generations to come."--Speculum


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