La Vie de Saint Alexis

T.D. Hemming

La Vie de Saint Alexis
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T.D. Hemming

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

51 pages | 8 x 5-7/10
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9780859894623 Published December 1994 For sale in North and South America only
This is the first critical edition of a neglected version of The Life of Saint Alexis found in a late twelfth century manuscript written in England containing several other saints’ lives, that now, after many adventures, resides in the Bibliothèque nationale. Whereas other versions often stress the saint’s role as a posthumous miracle worker, Alexis is presented here as a model and an intercessor.  The text will be of interest both to students of Old French and to students of medieval hagiography.
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