Sanctity and Social Alienation in Twelfth-Century Braga as Portrayed in the Vita Sancti Geraldi

@article{Lay2015SanctityAS,
  title={Sanctity and Social Alienation in Twelfth-Century Braga as Portrayed in the Vita Sancti Geraldi},
  author={Stephen Lay},
  journal={Portuguese Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={153 - 168}
}
  • Stephen Lay
  • Published 4 January 2022
  • History
  • Portuguese Studies
Abstract:The Vita Sancti Geraldi is an account of the life of Gerald of Moissac, a French Cluniac monk who became Archbishop of Braga in the early years of the twelfth century. The vita was composed by another French immigrant clergyman, Bernard, archdeacon of Braga. A primary aim of the medieval hagiographer was to construct an iconic portrait of human sanctity and the image of saintly piety presented in the Vita Sancti Geraldi is firmly based in hagiographical convention. Yet Bernard was also… 

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