Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1946
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Larson , Wendy R.
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  • Title: The Role of Patronage and Audience in the Cults of Sts. Margaret and Marina of Antioch [the author compares the cults of the two saints who share virtually the same "vita" but whose powers and devotees were very different; Saint Marina offered help against demonic influences in general to men and women alike while Saint Margaret was most venerated for the aid she offered to women and babies in childbirth].
  • Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 23 - 35.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Childbirth Gender Hagiography Margaret of Antioch, Saint Marina of Antioch, Saint Orthodox Eastern Church Patronage, Ecclesiastical Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
  • Related Resources: Larson looks at how gender shaped the cultic practices behind the veneration of St. Margaret and St. Marina. These two saints share the same vita, but St. Margaret was venerated in the West and Marina the East. The cultic practices associated with these s
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  • Table: One figure. Figure One "St. Margaret Emerging from the Dragon and Attacking the Devil," Latin psalter, end of thirteenth century (London, British Library, Huth Bequest, Add MS 38116, fol. 13).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Boston University
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415258219
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