Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13775
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schein , Sylvia.
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  • Title: The "Female-Men of God" and "Men Who Were Women." Female Saints and Holy Land Pilgrimage During the Byzantine Period [The author considers the Roman aristocratic women who made pilgrimages to Jerusalem and, when pilgrimage for women was discouraged, the stories of transvestite female saints who also came to Jerusalem; in both groups an ascetic way of life allowed them to transcend their sinfulness and make a sincere conversion; the appendices present a list of women pilgrims to Jerusalem and a shorter list of transvestite female pilgrims].
  • Source: Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino 5, ( 1998): Pages 1 - 36.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Body Byzantium Cross Dressing Hagiography Jerusalem, Israel/West Bank Pilgrimage Virile Women Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean;General
  • Century: 4-5
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 11241225
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