Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3493
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sautman , Francesca.
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  • Title: Saint Anne in Folk Tradition: Late Medieval France [A French text relates Saint Anne's birth from the thigh of her father and her upbringing by a deer. This tale has roots in Celtic stories about miraculous births and wild children. Anne was associated with vegetation, including grape vines and wood, and with water, including rain, and with childbirth. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Interpreting Cultural Symbols: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Society.  Edited by Kathleen Ashley and Pamela Sheingorn.  The University of Georgia Press, 1990.  Pages 69 - 94.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anne, Mother of the Virgin, Saint Fanuel, "Saint" Holy Kinship Joachim, Father of the Virgin, Saint Mary, Virgin, Saint Trinubium Annae (Three Marriages of Saint Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary)
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  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Two Figures. Figure One Printed by Simon Vostre, "Saint Anne Trinitarian," woodcut from "Heures à l'usage d'Angers," sixteenth century (Paris, Estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale). Figure Two "Nativity of the Virgin Mary," "Franciscan Book of Hours and Missal," 1380 (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS. lat. 757, fol. 344v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Hunter College, CUNY, and the CUNY Graduate Center
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820312622
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