Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2170
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Warren , Ann K.
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  • Title: Virginal Effects: Text and Identity in "Ancrene Wisse" [The author argues that the anchoritic construction of virginity is mainly dependent on language which makes visible an "inner" core].
  • Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 36 - 48.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Confession, Sacrament Language Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: Anke Bernau's article "Virginal Effects: Text and Identity in Ancrene Wisse" studies the way that the trope of virginity shapes and challenges the structure of this anchoritic text. Bernau considers the links between the potential impermanence of virginit
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  • Author's Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415258219
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