Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication Page

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pp. i-v

Contents

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p. vii

Figures

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p. ix

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Preface

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pp. xi-xiii

The golden majesty of Sainte Foy has fascinated me ever since Professor Marilyn Stokstad showed a slide of her reliquary-statue in my first art history class. As I learned more about relationships among art, liturgy, drama, and hagiography in graduate school and later, my thoughts often returned to a figure that seemed to stand at the intersection of so many strands of medieval culture.

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Introduction

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pp. 1-31

As a compilation of texts that make up the dossier of a saint, this book resembles what medieval people would call a libellus, a "little book" about one saint. And it is appropriate that this should be so, for almost all the texts translated in this book appeared in manuscripts solely concerned with Sainte Foy (see Figure 1). These manuscripts exemplify a type not so well known as the great compilations...

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Passio: The Passion of Sainte Foy

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pp. 33-38

The sixth of October, the Passion of Sainte Foy, virgin and martyr.

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Liber miraculorum sancte Fidis:The Book of Sainte Foy's Miracles

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pp. 39-261

The beginning of the book of miracles of holy and most blessed Foy, virgin and martyr, related by Bernard, a teacher,

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Translatio: The Translation of Sainte Foy, Virgin and Martyr, to the Conques Monastery

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pp. 263-274

The King of the Heavens is magnificent and eternal. Thus, before the beginning of the world the Father, Whose rule is absolute and Whose wisdom is indescribable, marvelously saw beforehand the end of all creatures along with with their beginning, although they did not yet exist. That is the way He chose those who were later going to be His own Christians. They were the ones who took up...

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The Song of Sainte Foy: A prose translation from the Proven

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pp. 275-284

I. I heard a Latin book about the old times read under a pine.

Notes

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pp. 285-310

Bibliography

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pp. 311-318

Index

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pp. 319-329

University of Pennsylvania Press: MIDDLE AGES SERIES

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pp. 331-334