Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11980
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wolf , Kirsten.
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  • Title: The Severed Breast: A Topos in the Legends of Female Virgin Martyr Saints [argues that the severing of virgins' breasts is a way of turning the corporeal into the spiritual, so that the virgins can have a spiritual union with God; the study relies primarily on Old Norse-Icelandic Saints' lives].
  • Source: Arkiv för nordisk filologi 112, ( 1997): Pages 97 - 112.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Breasts Hagiography Martyrs Violence Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00667668
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