Change and continuity: the English sermon before 1250

Millett, Bella (2010) Change and continuity: the English sermon before 1250. In, Treharne, Elaine and Walker, Greg (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 221-239. (Oxford Handbooks of Literature).


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The chapter gives a survey of the English sermon from the Anglo-Saxon period to the mid thirteenth century. For the post-Conquest period, it gives particular attention to the relationship between the older native preaching tradition and newer Continental influences, arguing that earlier scholarship has underestimated the coexistence - and in some cases even the convergence - of the two traditions from the mid twelfth century onwards.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9780199229123 (hardback)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 67611
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 April 2010Published
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54

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