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Référence bibliographique sélectionnée X William Casper Schenck, Reading saints' lives and striving to live as saints: Reading and rewriting medieval hagiography, Boston, Boston College, 2008 | 
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William Casper Schenck, Reading saints' lives and striving to live as saints: Reading and rewriting medieval hagiography, Boston, Boston College, 2008
Prof. M.T. Bruckner Résumé DAI : This study demonstrates the essential connection between literature and history by examining the way selected saints' lives were read and rewritten in Latin and Old French from the eleventh to thirteenth centuries. Building on the concept of the horizon of expectations developed by Hans Robert Jauss, it argues against both the model of literature as a series of timeless classics whose meaning is apparent to the intelligent reader of any age and the tendency to reduce literature to the more or less successful imitation of historical realities. Not only does the interpretation of a saint's life change over time as the text is read in different religious and cultural contexts, but the narrative is in turn capable of influencing the way its readers understand themselves and the world in which they live. By comparing different versions of each saint's life, I am able to isolate variations in form, tone, characterization, and action, and relate them to the experiences of specific historical figures whose lives illustrate the important religious and cultural issues of their time....
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> Anonyme | Vie de saint Grégoire | Or entendez seigneurs que Jhesus vous beneye / Le glorieux du ciel, filz de sainte Marie
> Anonyme | Chanson de saint Alexis | Bons fut li siecles al tens ancienur / Quer feit i ert e justise ed amur
> Anonyme | Vie de saint Grégoire le Grand | Or entendes por Dieu amour / La vie d'un bon peceor / De la terre fu d'Aquitaine / Mes si pechie sont molt estraine
> Anonyme | Vie de saint Alexis | Ens en l'honneur de dieu le pere tout puissant / Qui nous fourma et fist du tout a son semblant
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