Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18005
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Christie , Edward.
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  • Title: Self-Mastery and Submission: Holiness and Masculinity in the Lives of Anglo-Saxon Martyr Kings [The author analyzes Old English lives of Edmund and Oswald, finding that the kings achieve an heroic masculinity through an acceptance of suffering. Although these kings win lasting fame, which was also the goal of Anglo-Saxon warrior heroes, they do it through sacrifice of self. 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 143 - 157.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham- Lives of the Saints- Life of Oswald Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham- Lives of the Saints- Passion of Saint Edmund Body Edmund the Martyr, King of East Anglia Hagiography Kings Martyrs Masculinity Oswald, King of Northumbria
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7, 9- 10- 11
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708318940
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