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  • Record Number: 16877
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Flory , David A.
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  • Title: The Social Uses of Religious Literature: Challenging Authority in the Thirteenth-Century Marian Miracle Tale [The author argues that the miracles were addressed to a popular audience that needed an all-powerful advocate like Mary since Jesus was identified with the authoritarian Church. The authors of the miracle tales may also have been uneasy about the withdrawal of the liturgy from the laity and the increasing emphasis on a very strict orthodoxy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Essays in Medieval Studies 13, ( 1996):
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Intercession Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Miracles
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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