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hag·i·og·ra·phy

 (hăg′ē-ŏg′rə-fē, hā′jē-)
n. pl. hag·i·og·ra·phies
1.
a. The writing of the lives of saints.
b. A biography of a saint.
2.
a. The writing of an admiring or idealized biography.
b. An admiring or idealized biography.

hag′i·og′raph·er n.
hag′i·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), hag′i·o·graph′i·cal adj.
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The author of this book sets out to interpret the lives of the Bronte siblings through an extensive evaluation of the belongings they left behind, many of which have developed hagiographic qualities among Bronte fans.
A sample of popular hagiography about the three saints, Of official hagiographic collections, And of italian literary texts, Where the theme of sanctity tends to be unconventionally elaborated and dissociated from catholic values.
An anonymous author in England wrote it during the first half of the 13th century, he says, and though the sole extant copy is incomplete, it remains one of the longest hagiographic narratives in Anglo-Norman literature.
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While being an archive of histories, Marg is simultaneously a chronicle of the contemporary; in this it both constructs as well as questions historical narratives, eschewing hagiographic approaches in scholarship.
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Most of the power, however, resided in the pens of the clerics, who drew on older hagiographic texts to create musical devotions that extol the merits of the saints and the city.
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Lambert's skull to illustrate music's role in articulating the interrelationships between saintly and civic merit, ecclesiastical and civic politics, and the hagiographic narratives that underpinned it all.
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It hosts hagiographic treasures from churches and monasteries of the Limassol bishopric, covering a wide stylistic and chronological spectrum spanning from the twelfth to the nineteenth century.
In particular, after a few brief references to hagiological studies in medieval Christianity, Quintman focuses on an exposition of Patrick Geary's approach to the study of hagiographic sources (Geary 1996).