Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18004
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Pettit , Emma.
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  • Title: Holiness and Masculimity in Aldhelms's "Opus geminatum De virginitate" [The author traces two approaches to masculinity. Both male and female religious need to be masculinized spiritual combatants against vice; in contrast only male saints are masculinized when preforming miracles. Female saints are less autonomous and associated with characteristics that are gendered feminine. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by P. H. Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series. University of Wales Press, 2004.  Pages 8 - 23.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, Saint- Prosa de Virginitate Gender in Literature Hagiography Latin Literature Literature- Prose Masculinity Miracles Monks
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7-8
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708318940
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