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Soldiering for Christ: the role of the Miles Christi in four Old English Saints’ lives

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This dissertation studies the diverse approaches to ‘soldiering for Christ’ in Anglo-Saxon hagiographical narratives of warrior-saints. The investigation selects a group of four saints — Martin of Tours, Guthlac of Crowland, the Apostle Andrew, and Placidas–Eustace — as case studies of non-royal warrior-saints who are celebrated in anonymous Old English prose and poetic Lives that engaged diverse audiences. Medieval hagiographers associated each of these saints with literal as well as spir...

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English Faculty
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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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