Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2184
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jansen , Katherine L.
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  • Title: Like a Virgin: The Meaning of the Magdalen for Female Penitents of Later Medieval Italy [The author argues that the image of Mary Magdalene as a sinner restored to virginity through penance held special meaning for uncloistered religious women. These penitent women, frequently widows, sought the full rewards of virgins in paradise. Among the
  • Source: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 45, ( 2000): Pages 131 - 152.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Hagiography Lay Piety Mary Magdalene, Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint in Art Penitents Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Seven figures. Figure One Paolo Veneziano, Assumption of Mary Magdalen (Worcester Mass., Worcester Art Museum). Figure Two Paolo Veneziano, Assumption of Mary Magdalen (Parma, Galleria Nazionale di Parma). Figure Three Sienese Master, Assumption of Mary Magdalen (Savoie, Hautecombe Abbey). Figure Four Paolo Veneziano, Veronica (London, John Pope Hennessy Collection). Figure Five Byzantine marble relief of the Madonna Playtera (Venice, Church of Santa Maria Mater Domini). Figure Six Manuscript minature, Mary Magdalen Wearing the Triple Aureola (London, British Library MS Add. 15682, fol. 144r). Figure Seven Detail of a "vita" panel of Margaret of Cortona (Cortona, Museo Diocesano).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Catholic University of America
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00656801
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