Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1205
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Delasanta , Rodney K. and Constance M. Rousseau
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  • Title: Chaucer's "Orygenes Upon the Maudeleyne": A Translation [Latin text and English translation of Pseudo- Origen's "De Maria Magdalena" that Chaucer translated early in his career; the Chaucer translation is lost].
  • Source: Chaucer Review 30, 4 ( 1996): Pages 319 - 342.
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Orygenes Upon the Maudeleyne Editing Texts Homilies, Literary Genre Latin Literature Literature- Prose Mary Magdalene, Saint in Literature Pseudo- Origen- De Maria Magdalena Translation Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Abstract: In the Prologue to the "Legend of Good Women," "Orygenes upon the Maudeleyne" is listed as one of the works Chaucer has translated. The reference supports Alceste's argument that Chaucer has praised women in his previous works. Study of the 130 Latin manuscripts of the homily has led to the selection of a few texts Chaucer might have used. The reference to the homily also suggests Chaucer's piety. Both an English and a Latin text are included [Reproduced by permission of Peter G. Beidler and Martha A Kalnin Diede, editors of "The Chaucer Review: An Indexed Bibliography."].
  • Author's Affiliation: Providence College, Providence College
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00092002
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