Title

Adolescence And Sanctity: The Life And Passion Of Saint William Of Norwich

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Publication Title

Journal Of Religion

Department

English

Abstract

The article presents discussion of the historiography, hagiography and controversy surrounding the life and canonization of Saint William of Norwich, a 12th-century teenager who was allegedly murdered by Jews. Details are given reviewing the historical debate concerning the accuracy of accounts of St. William's death. The written accounts of St. William by Thomas of Monmouth are also analyzed concerning their themes and origins.

Volume

90

Issue

1

pp.

33-62

ISSN

0022-4189