The torturer's "art" in the Judas episode of Benedeit's Voyage of St Brendan

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Abstract

When Benedeit translated and edited the Latin Navigatio sancti Brendani into Anglo-Norman, he excised many of the liturgical scenes; however, he expanded many scenes with fantastic and marvellous imagery. One scene in particular was the episode where Brendan encounters Judas Iscariot where the latter receives a day of respite from hell. Judas describes his weekly round of tortures in graphic details. These descriptions are drawn on torture practices that were used at the time to create a truly horrific vision of hell
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JournalNotes & Queries
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007

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Keywords

  • St Brendan
  • Judas Iscariot
  • Medieval torture

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The torturer's "art" in the Judas episode of Benedeit's Voyage of St Brendan. / Mackley, J S.

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