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Geoffrey of Burton

Overview
Works: 4 works in 15 publications in 2 languages and 299 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX4700.M62, 282.092
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey
Life and miracles of St Modwenna by Geoffrey( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in English and Latin and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geoffrey of Burton's Life and Miracles of St Modwenna is among the most substantial pieces of twelfth-century English hagiographic writing not previously to have appeared in print. It was produced by the abbot of Burton, where Modwenna's bones supposedly lay, in the period 1118-50, and consists of two parts of unequal length: the Vita or Life proper, and the collection of miracle stories." "The first part, about four-fifths of the total text, was based on an earlier Life by the Irish author Conchubranus, which Geoffrey revised and modified in style and substance. His creative rewriting throws much light on the Latinity, religious attitudes, and historical consciousness of an early twelfth-century Benedictine author. The second and shorter part of the text is made up of accounts of the miraculous cures and punishments connected with Modwenna's shrine at Burton. Geoffrey composed these stories on the basis of oral traditions and his own experience, and they constitute a valuable source for the social and religious history of this part of England in the Norman period."--Jacket
Life and Miracles of St. Modwenna by Geoffrey( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) baj9928.0303.026
Geoffrey of Burton : Life and miracals of St Modwenna by Geoffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vita S. Modvennae virginis Hibernicae by Geoffrey( )

in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Life and miracles of St Modwenna Geoffrey of Burton : Life and miracals of St Modwenna
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Geoffrey of Burton : Life and miracals of St Modwenna
Alternative Names
Burton, Geoffrey of -1151

Burton, Geoffrey of 1e helft 12e E

Galfred von Burton -1151

Galfredus Burtonensis -1151

Galfridus Burtonensis -1151

Gaufridus Burtonensis -1151

Gaufridus Burtonie

Geoffrey of Burton

Geoffrey of Burton -1151

Geoffroy de Burton-upon-Trent -1151

Geoffroy de Winchester -1151

Geoffroy Prieur de Winchester -1151

Gottfried von Burton -1151

Languages
English (13)

Latin (2)