Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17797
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Heene , Katrien.
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  • Title: Deliberate Self-Harm and Gender in Medieval Saints' Lives [The author argues that both women and lower status men use self-inflicted harm as a means of atonement, self-discipline, and devotion to Christ. However, in cases where women sought to avoid marriage, self-mutilation could play a special role. Also in some cases, self-harm served as a didactic example, allowing women the unusual opportunity to act as teachers and preachers. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • 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 6, ( 1999): Pages 213 - 231.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Body Gender Hagiography Pain and Suffering Penance Self-Mortification Self-Mutilation
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 11241225
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