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The Resource Stealing obedience : narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England, Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

Stealing obedience : narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England, Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

Label
Stealing obedience : narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England
Title
Stealing obedience
Title remainder
narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England
Statement of responsibility
Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
Title variation
Narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • "Narratives of monastic life in Anglo-Saxon England depict individuals as responsible agents in the assumption and performance of religious identities. To modern eyes, however, many of the 'choices' they make would actually appear to be compulsory. Stealing Obedience explores how a Christian notion of agent action - where freedom incurs responsibility - was a component of identity in the last hundred years of Anglo-Saxon England, and investigates where agency (in the modern sense) might be sought in these narratives
  • Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe looks at Benedictine monasticism through the writings of Ælfric, Anselm, Osbern of Canterbury, and Goscelin of Saint-Bertin, as well as liturgy, canon and civil law, chronicle, dialogue, and hagiography, to analyse the practice of obedience in the monastic context. Stealing Obedience brings a highly original approach to the study of Anglo-Saxon narratives of obedience in the adoption of religious identity."--Pub. desc
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine
Dewey number
829/.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Latin and Old English
LC call number
PR173
LC item number
.O34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series
Series volume
[11]
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  • Wulfstan
  • English literature
  • Obedience in literature
  • Agent (Philosophy) in literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Wulfstan
  • Wulfstan
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Agent (Philosophy) in literature
  • English literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Obedience in literature
Label
Stealing obedience : narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England, Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Dunstan in the Theatre of Choice -- 2: 'Esto quod es': Ælfric's Colloquy and the Imperatives of Monastic Identity -- 3: Edith's Choice -- 4: Leaving Wilton: Gunhild and the Phantoms of Agency -- 5: The Silence of Eve
Control code
798903002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442661905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59zq2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798903002
Label
Stealing obedience : narratives of agency and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England, Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Dunstan in the Theatre of Choice -- 2: 'Esto quod es': Ælfric's Colloquy and the Imperatives of Monastic Identity -- 3: Edith's Choice -- 4: Leaving Wilton: Gunhild and the Phantoms of Agency -- 5: The Silence of Eve
Control code
798903002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442661905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59zq2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798903002

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