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By Harry Altmann

Seminar paper from the yr 2013 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - tradition and utilized Geography, collage of Münster (Anglistik), language: English, summary: the elemental kind of society in Anglo-Saxon England used to be a state. Over the centuries the stream used to be clear of many small devices to greater kingdoms controlling larger populations. the 1st kings have been pagan and whilst Christianity grew to become verified the Christian kings stored a number of the features in their pagan forebears. The Christian kings persevered to be basically army leaders.
A cult of martyrs arose in Anglo-Saxon England which integrated Christian kings who had died both in conflict or in defence of Christianity. different royal saints a unique route to sainthood through major exemplary Christian lives.
Many saints’ lives composed in Latin circulated in Anglo-Saxon England however it used to be the monk and writer Ælfric of Eynsham who translated a suite of saints’ lives into outdated English. particularly this paper will take care of the lives of St Edmund and St Oswald. After a short creation to the lives of those saints an research of the 2 techniques of vita and passio follows. Then the final and syntactic linguistic constitution of either texts is tested. eventually a comparability of the deaths of St Oswald and St Edmund illustrates the variation in procedure of those writings.

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