Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13793
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): de Jong , Mayke.
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  • Title: Pollution, Penance, and Sanctity: Ekkehard's "Life" of Iso of St. Gall [Ekkehard is mainly concerned with the circumstances of Iso's conception; his parents accidentally had sex on a forbidden holy day, but through their extraordinary and deeply sincere public penance, were not only able to avoid the punishment of a deformed or otherwise marked child but were blessed by a holy child; the article includes an English translation of the relevant portion of Ekkehard's "Life" of Iso].
  • Source: The community, the family, and the saint: patterns of power in early medieval Europe: selected proceedings of the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 4-7 July 1994, 10-13 July 1995.  Edited by Joyce Hill and Mary SwanInternational Medieval Research.  Brepols, 1998.  Pages 145 - 158.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Ekkehard IV, Monk of St. Gall and Author- Casus Sancti Galli Hagiography Iso of St. Gall, Monk Latin Literature Monks' Chronicles Penance Ritual Purity Sexuality Shame
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 9, 11
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503506682
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