The Resource Sleeping toward Christianity : the form and function of the Legend of the seven sleepers in medieval British oral tradition, by Claire Schmidt, (electronic resource)

Sleeping toward Christianity : the form and function of the Legend of the seven sleepers in medieval British oral tradition, by Claire Schmidt, (electronic resource)

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Sleeping toward Christianity : the form and function of the Legend of the seven sleepers in medieval British oral tradition
Title
Sleeping toward Christianity
Title remainder
the form and function of the Legend of the seven sleepers in medieval British oral tradition
Statement of responsibility
by Claire Schmidt
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
The legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus is a fascinating part of medieval oral tradition, and eminently worthy of further consideration. The legend was obviously popular and widespread during the medieval period, yet it has received little serious critical attention. In this preliminary study I investigate the legend of the Seven Sleepers on the macro level and show the big picture of how this legend existed in medieval England. A better understanding of the legend of the Seven Sleepers from a folkloristic and oral traditional perspective can give scholars a richer, more complete understanding of medieval literary productions like Piers Plowman and the Vita Aedwardi Regis. This study is informed by folklore and oral tradition theory and scholarship, as well as medieval literary theory. Using folklore and oral tradition scholarship in concert with literary scholarship provides depth to the study of medieval texts. An interdisciplinary approach allows one to engage one's research topic with a fully-stocked toolbox. The ubiquity, rate of variation, referentiality, and traces of oral poetics provide convincing evidence that the legend of the Seven Sleepers was a vibrant part of medieval English oral tradition. References to the Seven Sleepers in Piers Plowman and the Vita Aedwardi Regis provide a useful point of entry for an examination of these texts. Investigating the legend of the Seven Sleepers as oral tradition in the context of Piers Plowman and the Vita contributes to the overall scholarly understanding of the two literary texts
Cataloging source
MUU
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Schmidt, Claire
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foley, John Miles
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  • Oral tradition
  • Literature, Medieval
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specialized
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Sleeping toward Christianity : the form and function of the Legend of the seven sleepers in medieval British oral tradition, by Claire Schmidt, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 12, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
248725729
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)248725729
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sleeping toward Christianity : the form and function of the Legend of the seven sleepers in medieval British oral tradition, by Claire Schmidt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 12, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
248725729
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)248725729
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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