Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 24194
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Auslander , Diane Peters
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  • Title: Living with a Saint: Monastic Identity, Community, and the Ideal of Asceticism in the Life of an Irish Saint [The author analyzes a ninth century “vita” of Saint Darerca, a conversion-era abbess who subjected herself to extremely harsh ascetic practices. Auslander concentrates on the ways in which the hagiographer reconciled the strains of the solitary and the communal within Irish monastic life. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 17 - 32.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Asceticism Darerca, Abbess and Saint Hagiography Ireland Killeavy, Armagh, North Ireland- Monastery Founded by Darerca Monasticism Vita Darercae, seu Moninnae, abbatissae Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 6- 7, 9
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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