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Death and TensesPosthumous Presence in Early Modern France$
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Neil Kenny

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198754039

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.001.0001

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Christ, the Saints, Meditation

Christ, the Saints, Meditation

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Death and Tenses

Neil Kenny

Oxford University Press

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead—and above all to Christ—in a range of genres that belonged to the practices of devotion and prayer. The genres studied are: devotional poetry and prose, hagiography, martyrology, and meditational writing (ranging from homilies printed for silent reading to poetic meditations on Christ’s Passion).

Keywords:   devotion, devotional writing, hagiography, martyrology, meditational writing, prayer

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