Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1014
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kienzle , Beverly Mayne and Nancy Nienhuis
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  • Title: Battered Women and the Construction of Sanctity [the authors explore written accounts of the lives of Monica, the mother of Augustine, Godelieve of Gistel, whose husband had her murdered, Dorothy of Montau, and Catherine of Genoa, all of whom suffered psychological and physical abuse at the hands of their husbands; they demonstrate a "complex theological internplay between holiness, patience, and suffering in the eyes of these women's hagiographers" (p. 59)].
  • Source: Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 17, 1 (Spring 2001): Pages 33 - 61.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Catherine of Genoa, Saint Dorothea of Montau, Mystic , Saint Godelieve of Gistel, Saint Hagiography Latin Literature Obedience Pain and Suffering Theology Violence Wife Abuse Wives in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11, 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 87554178
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