Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1870
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Crachiolo , Beth.
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  • Title: Seeing the Gendering of Violence: Female and Male Martyrs in the "South English Legendary" [The author argues that while male martyrs have a variety of roles to play in the church, women martyrs simply react to those around them, ranging from cruel suitors to unfeeling torturers. Crachiolo suggests that the audience saw the female body as an object of entertainment though the hagiographer intended the descriptions of torture as a denial of the material world in the favor of Christian spirituality. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Great Effusion of Blood? Interpreting Medieval Violence.  Edited by Mark D. Meyerson, Daniel Thiery, and Oren Falk.  University of Toronto Press, 2004.  Pages 147 - 163.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Gender in Literature Hagiography Martyrs South English Legendary, Middle English Work Violence in Literature Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Berea College
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802087744
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