Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12538
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ringrose , Kathryn M.
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  • Title: Passing the Test of Sanctity: Denial of Sexuality and Involuntary Castration [the author traces the changing status of eunuchs in the spiritual life; in Late Antiquity, eunuchs had a negative image and could not achieve sanctity but by the ninth to the twelfth century eunuchs could achieve sanctity through denial (other than the flesh) and other forms of selflessness].
  • Source: Desire and Denial in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-First Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1997.  Edited by Liz James. Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Publications 6.  Variorum (Ashgate Publishing), 1999.  Pages 123 - 137.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Castration Celibacy Eunuchs Gender
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 4, 12
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0860787885
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