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The Life of Saint Clement: A Translation of La Vie de Seint Clement

The Life of Saint Clement. presents the first translation of the Vie de seint Clement, an early-thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman verse narrative which combines versions of the Pseudo-Clementine Recognitiones and Epistola Clementis ad Iacobum and of the Passio Petri et Pauli of Pseudo-Marcellus. With its stirring account of the separation and reunion of the family of Pope St Clement I, and of his adventures in the company of St Peter as he battles against the heretical necromancer Simon Magus, The Life of Saint Clement stands as one of the longest and most memorable vernacular hagiographical texts composed in medieval Britain.

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