Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 20748
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Yorke , Barbara
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  • Title: Carriers of the Truth: Writing the Biographies of Anglo-Saxon Female Saints [The author explores "vitae" of Anglo-Saxon women saints in which aspects of their actual lives were incorporated. Yorke argues that these elements were important for hagiographical purposes. Texts included in the study concern Edith, her mother Wulfthryth and cousin Wulfhild, Leoba, Mildrith, and Aethelthryth of Ely. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Writing Medieval Biography, 750-1250: Essays in Honour of Professor Frank Barlow.  Edited by David Bates, Julia Crick, and Sarah Hamilton.  Boydell Press, 2006.  Pages 49 - 60.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Biography Edith, Daughter of Edgar, King of England, Nun at Wilton and Saint Goscelin of Saint-Bertin (also of Canterbury), Hagiographer- Liber Confortatorius Hagiography Leoba, Abbess of Tauberbischofsheim Rudolph of Fulda, Author- Vita Leobae Abbatissae
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 9, 11
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843832623
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