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Stealing Obedience: Narratives of Agency and Identity in Later Anglo-Saxon England (Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series)

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Narratives of monastic life in Anglo-Saxon England depict individuals as responsible agents in the assumption and performance of religious identities. To modern eyes, however, many of the ‘choices’ they make would actually appear to be compulsory. Stealing Obedience explores how a Christian notion of agent action – where freedom incurs responsibility – was a component of i ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published April 2012 by University of Toronto Press
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