Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3835
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mills , Robert.
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  • Title: Can the Virgin Martyr Speak? [The author draws out parallels between the virgin martyr and the Hindu widow who commits sati. At issue are the tensions between victimization and empowerment within the context of patriarchy, social class, and gender. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Virginities.  Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 187 - 213.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Agnes, Martyr, Saint Hagiography Imperialism Martyrs Postcolonialism Sati (Hindu Widow Burning) Women in Active Roles Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Five Illustrations. Figure One (Figure Three in book) The burning of Saint Agnes from the lid of the Royal Gold Cup, circa 1380 (London, British Museum). Figure Two The miracles of Saint Agnes from the lid of the Royal Gold Cup, circa 1380 (London, British Museum). Figure Three Manuscript illuminations from the "St. Agnes Cycle," "Pamplona Bible," late twelfth century (Augsburg, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, Cod. I.2.4 15, fol. 249). Fgure Four Manuscript illuminations from the "St. Agnes Cycle," "Pamplona Bible," late twelfth century (Augsburg, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, Cod. I.2.4 15, fol. 249v). Figure Five Meister Francke, Barbara's trial from Martyrdom of Saint Barbara, circa 1410- 1415.
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  • Author's Affiliation: King's College, London
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802089607
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