Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Life of Saint Katherine of Alexandria

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Life of Saint Katherine of Alexandria

Article excerpt

The Life of Saint Katherine of Alexandria, ed. John Capgrave, trans. Karen A. Winstead, Notre Dame Texts in Medieval Culture (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). 203 pp. ISBN 978-0-268-04426-8. £25.00. In the fifteenth century John Capgrave wrote a Middle English text of the life of St Katherine of Alexandria, which added elements of personal growth and religious and political oppression to the story of the popular fourth-century virgin martyr. In this edition Karen Winstead translates Capgrave's text into modern, idiomatic English, with an aim of widening awareness of the text outside of academic circles. She translates Capgrave's verse into prose, and while she includes Capgrave's original chapter divisions in parentheses she also adds her own chapter headings and subheadings throughout. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.