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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.

hagiography

(ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n, pl -phies
1. (Theology) the writing of the lives of the saints
2. (Theology) biography of the saints
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any biography that idealizes or idolizes its subject
hagiographic, ˌhagioˈgraphical adj

hag•i•og•ra•phy

(ˌhæg iˈɒg rə fi, ˌheɪ dʒi-)

n., pl. -phies.
the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints.
[1805–15]
hag`i•o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) hag`i•o•graph′i•cal, adj.

hagiography

the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology. — hagiographer, n. — hagiographic, hagiographical, adj.
See also: Saints
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hagiography - a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
Translations

hagiography

[ˌhægɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nhagiografía f

hagiography

n (lit, fig)Hagiografie f; (lit also)Heiligengeschichte f
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Deeply familiar with the politics of medieval hagiography, Mooney sifts through the "sources closest to Clare's own life" (1), disentangling these fragments from medieval hagiography and later historical "Clares" to present what she modestly terms a "bare-bones profile" (8).
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Kuefler, Mathew, The Making and Unmaking of a Saint: Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac (Middle Ages), Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014; cloth; pp.
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