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The Austin Friars in pre-Reformation English society

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This study examines the role of the Austin Friars in pre-Reformation English society, as distinct both from the Austin Friars of Europe and from other English mendicant orders. By examining how the Austins formulated their origins story in a distinctly English context, this thesis argues that the hagiographical writings of the Austin Friars regarding Augustine of Hippo, whom they claimed as their putative founder, had profound consequences for their religious platform. As their definitio...

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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Department:
University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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University of Oxford
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Magdalen College
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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