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Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England /

edited by Paul E. Szarmach.

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Names: Szarmach, Paul E.,
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 14.
Topics: Christian literature, English (Old) - History and criticism. | Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) - History and criticism. | English literature - Old English, ca. 450-1100 - History and criticism. | Women and literature - England - History - To 1500. | Christian hagiography - History - To 1500. | Christian women saints - In literature. | Women in literature. | Mothers in literature. | Martyrologium (Anglo-Saxon)
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Physical Description: x, 352 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-340) and index.
ISBN: 9781442646124 (hbk)
1442646128 (hbk)
Copyright: ©2013
Notes: The twelve essays in this collection ... [embrace] a number of different scholarly approaches, from codicological study to feminist theory. While some contributions are dedicated to the description and reconstruction of female lives of saints and their cults, others explore the broader ideological and cultural investments of the literature. The volume concentrates on four major areas: the female saint in the Old English Martyrology, genre including hagiography and homelitic writing, motherhood and chastity, and differing perspectives on lives of virgin martyrs. The essays reveal how saints' lives that exist on the apparent margins of orthodoxy actually demonstrate a successful literary challenge extending the idea of a holy life."--Provided by publisher.
Other Names: Szarmach, Paul E., editor of compilation .
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More Details for: Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon Engl