The order of Hell in the Judas episode of the Anglo-Norman Voyage of St Brendan

J S Mackley, Sihem Arfaoui (Editor), Noureddine Fekir (Editor), J S Mackley (Editor)

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Abstract

In the Anglo-Norman twelfth century poem "The Voyage of St Brendan", the most exciting episode occurs towards the end of the narrative where Brendan encounters Judas Iscariot in apparently violent torture from the elements which clinging to a rock in the middle of the ocean. Judas tells Brendan that this is a comparative respite for him as he receives a release from hell each Sunday. Judas then explains that there are two hells and he is the only one who suffers in both. He describes his torture in minute detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrder and Disorder: International Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationJendouba
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages21-40
Number of pages296
ISBN (Print)9781977735263
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Order
  • disorder
  • Jendouba
  • ISSHJ

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