Word, Image and Experience: Dynamics of Miracle and Self-Perception in Sixth-Century Gaul

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Focusing on the works of bishop Gregory of Tours (539-594) and the poet-hagiographer Venantius Fortunatus (540-c.604), in later life bishop of Poitiers, Dr de Nie gives in these innovative studies a new understanding of the miracle stories around which much of their writing revolves, but whose bizarre dynamics appear to defy sense, which has often resulted in their dismissal as useless to the historian. These authors' perceptions of miracles - and their renderings of the human self-awareness through which miracles are ...

Word, Image and Experience: Dynamics of Miracle and Self-Perception in Sixth-Century Gaul 2003, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860789338

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