IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1524: William of Malmesbury's De Miraculis S. Virginis

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Rodney M. Thomson, School of History & Classics, University of Tasmania
Moderator/Chair:Michael Clanchy, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 1524-aEditing William's De Miraculis S. Virginis
(Language: English)
Michael Winterbottom, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Paper 1524-bWilliam as Historian and Hagiographer in the De Miraculis
(Language: English)
Rodney M. Thomson, School of History & Classics, University of Tasmania
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 1524-cWilliam of Malmesbury and the Jews
(Language: English)
Kati Ihnat, The Irish Art Research Centre (TRIARC), Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Hagiography, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Mentalities, Theology

The great English historian, William of Malmesbury (c. 1095-1142) wrote his De Miraculis S. Virginis in the 1130s. It is one of the earliest works in the genre and influenced later collections of Marian miracles in England and on the Continent. William compiled it from a wide variety of sources both ancient and contemporary, written and oral. He was concerned to place the stories in some sort of historical context; many of them are polemics against the Jews. The work is being re-edited and translated by two of the presenters, Thomson and Winterbottom.