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© 2008

Martyrs in the Making

Political Martyrdom in Late Medieval England

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Danna Piroyansky
    Pages 1-5
  3. Danna Piroyansky
    Pages 6-22
  4. Danna Piroyansky
    Pages 23-48
  5. Danna Piroyansky
    Pages 74-98
  6. Danna Piroyansky
    Pages 119-132
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-205

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the late medieval English cults which evolved around 'political martyrs'. By examining these cults the richness of political culture is revealed, and insights offered into the ways in which belief, worship, social and civic identities, and political language and practice were continuously constructed and re-constructed.

Keywords

culture death England English language political culture

About the authors

DANNA PIROYANSKY  is a graduate of the University of London, UK (2005). She has published several articles in the field of late medieval English political culture, and teaches medieval history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is now working on her second book.

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Reviews

'Piroyansky makes good use of chronicles and hagiographies as well as prayers and poems but she also effectively utilises manuscript illuminations, paintings, sculpture and stained glass windows. In doing so, Piroyansky has provided the fullest account of the political martyrs and their cults. Some of her observations and arguments have important ramifications for understanding the process of canonisation and cult formation in late medieval Europe. This volume should be read by anyone interested not only in martyrdom and sanctity but in late medieval Christianity itself... This volume should be read by anyone interested not only in martyrdom and sanctity but in late medieval Christianity itself.'

- Thomas S. Freeman, Journal of Ecclesiastical History