Teaching the Teachers: The Vercelli Book and the Mixed Life

  title={Teaching the Teachers: The Vercelli Book and the Mixed Life},
  author={Francis Leneghan},
  journal={English Studies},
  pages={627 - 658}
  • F. Leneghan
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Linguistics
  • English Studies
In this article I propose that the rationale of the compilation of the Vercelli Book is best appreciated if we group texts according to theme and content rather than form. The distinction between prose and verse appears to have been of little concern to the compiler, who combines homiletic texts with exemplary narratives concerning the education of teachers and, finally, a life of a hermit. This points to an interest in the tension between the pastoral duties of the preacher and the… 
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