A Legend of Holy Women: Osbern Bokenham Legends of Holy Women (Medieval Studies : Sources and Appraisals, Vol. 1) by Sheila Delany

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  • Poetry & poets: classical, early & medieval,
  • Saints & hagiography,
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  • History - General History,
  • English,
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Sheila Delany's spirited translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography, closely translated from Latinate Middle English verse into fluent prose. A Legend of Holy Women contains the Augustinian friar's version of the stories /5.

Sheila Delany's spirited translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen (–) makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography. Closely translated from elaborate, Latinate Middle English verse into fluent prose, A Legend of Holy Women contains the Augustinian friar’s version of the stories of 13 women saints from 5/5(1).

Sheila Delany's spirited translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen (–) makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography.

Closely translated from elaborate, Latinate Middle English verse into fluent prose, A Legend of Holy Women contains the Augustinian friar’s version of the stories of 13 women saints from.

Sheila Delany's spirited translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen () makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography. Closely translated from elaborate, Latinate Middle English verse into fluent prose, A Legend of Holy Women contains the Augustinian friar's version of the stories of 13 women saints from /5(9).

Sheila Delany's translation of Osbern Bokenham's "Legendys of Hooly Wummen" () makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography. Closely translated from elaborate, Latinate Middle English verse into prose, "A Legend of Holy Women" contains the Augustinian friar's version of the stories of 13 women saints from gospel, apocrypha.

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Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Decem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: A Legend of Holy Women contains the Augustinian friar's version of the stories of 13 women saints from gospel, apocrypha, martyrology, and high-medieval history.

Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. The legends of twelve holy women, and virgins, based partly on the "Legenda aurea"Pages: Chapter 3 focuses on Osbern Bokenham's Legends of Holy Women, which provides some of the best and most extensive textual evidence for women's affiliation with vernacular legends.

Its careful identification of its feminine audience, through the proper A Legend of Holy Women: Osbern Bokenham Legends of Holy Women book of Bokenham's several female patrons, presents this textual community as a model for, and.

[Develops the controversial thesis that Bokenham created the Legends of Holy Women as a response to Chaucer's Legend of Good Women.] —. "Bokenham's Claudian as Yorkist Propaganda." Journal of Medieval History 22 (): 83– Edwards, A.

"The Transmission and Audience of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen.". Book Book Series. Previous chapter. Next chapter Discoursal aspects of the Legends of Holy Women by Osbern Bokenham Del Lungo Camiciotti, Gabriella.

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame, Ind. Written in English. Subjects. Christian poetry There's no description for this book :   He was intimate with ladies of high rank, and, in accordance with their suggestion, he drew up in English a series of thirteen poems commemorating the lives of twelve holy women and of virgins.

With the legends he incorporated much autobiographical detail. Bokenham's work is preserved in the British Museum among the Arundel MSS.

(No. Osbern Bokenham's Legends of Holy Women is comprised of thirteen vitae of women saints. Sheila Delany notes that Bokenham's achievement goes beyond merely translating his major source, the Legenda Aurea of Jacob of Voragine, into English: "Everywhere Bokenham reworks the material, reshaping it according to his own vision.".

The book examines the first collection of all female saints' lives in any language: Legends of Holy Women composed by Bokenham between and The book is organized around the image of the body—a medieval procedure becoming popular once again in current attention to the social construction of the body.

Sheila Delany's spirited translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen () makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography. Closely translated from elaborate, Latinate Middle English verse into fluent prose, A Legend of Holy Women contains the Augustinian friar's version of the stories of 13 women saints from gospel, apocrypha, Brand: Professor of English Sheila Delany.

Osbern Bokenam, Bokenam also spelled Bokenham, (born Oct. 6, ?, Old Buckenham?, Norfolk, Eng.—died c. ), English poet and friar best known as the author of a verse collection entitled Legends of Holy Women.

Little is known of Bokenam’s life. He traveled often to Italy, living for several years in Venice. Sheila Delany's translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography.

Closely translated from elaborate, Latinate Middle English verse, it contains the Augustinian friar's version of the stories of 13 women saints from gospel, apocrypha, martyrology, and high-medieval history.

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OSBERN BOKENHAM, LIFE OF ST. ANNE: FOOTNOTES 1 Lines as my inevitable fate decrees 2 Lines Who intend to say something about your family, through your favor 3 Lines But for our purposes [what matters is that] the third [son] was called / Solomon and the fourth Nathan in truth 4 Lines The custom of Scripture does not ordinarily / Record the genealogy of women.

Get this from a library. A legend of holy women: Osbern Bokenham, Legends of holy women. [Osbern Bokenham]. Women saints are much more prominently represented among the romance-like verse legends that were transmitted separately.

In fact, the six most popular legends in this subgenre seem to have included those of three men (Alexis, Eustace. Osbern Bokenham An Augustinian ( - ), foundational in the English language.

In Dr Sheila Delaney, the leading expert on the fifteenth-century English Augustinian, Osbern Bokenham O.S.A., sketched him thus: "All but forgotten for centuries, the writings of Osbern Bokenham (/ -- ) began to attract a first round of. Osbern Bokenham, A Legend of Holy Women: Osbern Bokenham Legends of Holy Women, trans.

Sheila Delany (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, ). Google Scholar Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints as Englished by William Caxton, ed. F.S. Ellis (London: J.M. Dent, ).Author: Elizabeth J. Bryan. Legends of Hooly Wummen by Osbern Bokenham, ed. from Arundel by Mary S.

Serjeantson, Early English Text Society, (Oxford: University Press, ). Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, ), I, no.II, pl. a-c. Bokenam wrote a series of thirteen legends of holy maidens and women.

These are written chiefly in seven and eight-lined stanzas, and nine of them are preceded by prologues. Bokenam was a follower of Chaucer and Lydgate, and doubtless had in mind Chaucer's Legend of Good Women.

His chief, but by no means his only. A legend of holy women: Osbern Bokenham, Legends of holy women; A lenda da mandioca; A lenda da vitória-régia; A lenda do guaraná; A life in the woods: the story of Bambi; A list of motifs in the lives of the early Irish saints; A medieval pilgrim's companion: reassessing El libro de los huéspedes (Escorial MS.

h.I). My discovery of Bokenham was serendipity, the offshoot of research on an earlier book about Chaucer's Legend of Good Women. the similarity of Boken ham 's title--Legends of Holy Women--to Chaucer's struck me as possibly significant for the early reception of Chaucer's work, and it proved to be so.

At the start, when Bokenham was little more. The work of one fifteenth-century poet, Osbern Bokenham, represents an intriguing example of an author dwarfed by great predecessors and, therefore, seeking to write in "some other way." Bokenham tries to dis associate his verse from the poetry of Gower, Chaucer and Lydgate, but does so in an attempt to compete with, and even exceed, his.

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This work is now known by the modern editorial title the Legends of Holy Women. This is the sole collection of saints' lives by Osbern Bokenham known to modern scholarship, although it represents but a fraction of his entire output.

We know this because, in the prologue to another work dealing with the geography of Brit. This pioneering book explores the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, an ardent Yorkist on the eve of the "Wars of the Roses" and a gifted poet.

Sheila Delany focuses on a manuscript written inthe "Legend of Holy Women." Narr. Osbern Bokenham, A Legend of Holy Women, written in the s, offers some further detail. Veneration. According to Maltese tradition, during the persecution of Roman Emperor Decius (AD –), Agatha, together with some of her friends, fled from Sicily and took refuge in : c.Catania or Palermo, Sicily.

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Topics. Introduction. Osbern Bokenham was a prolific vernacular hagiographer, active in the first half of the 15th century. He is chiefly remembered today for his two legendary collections, which comprise translations of the entirety of Jacobus de Voragine’s 13th-century Latin hagiographical compilation Legenda Aurea, supplemented with legends of various other British and female.

In addition, the collection has been characterized both as a thoroughgoing response to Chaucer's Legends of Good Women and, as well, an early and subtle poetic statement of sympathy for Richard of York (see Shelia Delany, Impolitic Bodies [OUP, ]).

Professor Karen Winstead (who, in addition to her work on Bokenham, has emerged as the. Obermeier Engl. / 4 Th Saints Lives: Osbern Bokenham, A Legend of Holy Women: Prologue and Legends (), esp. Margaret, Anne, Faith, Agnes, Dorothy. Bokenham, Osbern. A Legend of Holy Women of Trans. Sheila Delany.

Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, Winstead, Karen A. Virgin Martyrs: Legends of Sainthood in Late Medieval England. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, [Chapter 86]. In separate chapters she offers extended readings of Osbern Bokenham's midcentury Legends of Holy Women, which she takes as an attempt to construct a canon of the female saint's life, and of Henry Bradshaw's late-century Life of St.

Werburge. She also offers a brilliant reading of Margery Kempe's use of both the Mary Magdalene and virgin martyr Author: Larry Scanlon.Bernadette J.

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