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Hagiography   /hˌægiˈɑgrəfi/   Listen

A biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint).

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"Hagiography" Quotes from Famous Books

... know what I think?" asked Des Hermies, looking at Carhaix. "I think you ought to prepare a compendium of hagiography or a really ...
— La-bas • J. K. Huysmans

... Although this chronicle was written at a time when no one dreamed that the sentence of 1431 would ever be revoked, the Maid is regarded as employing supernatural means, and her acts are stripped of all verisimilitude by being recorded in the manner of a hagiography. Further, that portion of the chronicle attributed to Perceval de Cagny, which deals with the Maid, is brief, consisting of twenty-seven chapters of a few lines each. Quicherat is of opinion that it is the best chronicle of Jeanne d'Arc[12] existing, and the others may indeed ...
— The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) • Anatole France

Words linked to "Hagiography" :   life history, hagiographer, life story, biography, life

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