Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3677
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wasyliw , Patricia Healy.
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  • Title: The Pious Infant: Developments in Popular Piety During the High Middle Ages [the author argues that during this period children became saints in two ways: 1) Pious behavior and 2) Murder victims upon whose short lives some elements of sanctity were superimposed; the author discusses the lives of several girls around whom cults developed including Rose of Viterbo, Imelda Lambertini, Saint Fina of San Gimignano, Contessa or Comitissa Teleapetra, Agnes of Bavaria, Reinildis of Reisenbeck, and Panacea of Novara].
  • Source: Lay Sanctity, Medieval and Modern: A Search for Models.  Edited by Ann W. Astell.  University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.  Pages 105 - 115.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Children Girls Hagiography Lay Piety
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11- 12- 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Ithaca College
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0268013306
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