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The Hem of Whose Garment? Intertextual Allusion in Osbern of Canterbury’s Miracles of St. Dunstan

The Hem of Whose Garment? Intertextual Allusion in Osbern of Canterbury’s Miracles of St. Dunstan

Vaughan, Sandy

Marginalia, Vol. 1 (2005)

Abstract

Osbern the precentor wrote his miracula sancti dunstani some time after the death of archbishop Lanfranc in 1089, probably after 1095. It is the first collection of posthumous miracles of the saint and was produced at Christ Church Canterbury. Within this collection, in the first section of healing miracles, Osbern tells the following story. Sometime before the conquest, in the month of June, a mother brought her crippled daughter to Canterbury. After visiting the tomb of Saint Dunstan, she was healed.

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