Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4051
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rosser , Susan.
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  • Title: Aethelthryth: A Conventional Saint? [the author argues that French hagiography had a strong influence on Anglo-Saxon expectations of holy women; she points out that there were a number of reasons that contributed to Aethlthryth's sainthood including her royal status, gifts to the Church, virginity, asceticism, support of her cult by her powerful family, ease with which her life fit earlier models, and the importance of native-born saints for the English Church].
  • Source: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 79, 3 (Autumn 1997): Pages 15 - 24.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Æthelthryth of Ely, Queen of Northumbria, Saint Bede, the Venerable, Scholar- Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum Hagiography Queens Radegunde of Poitiers, Merovingian Queen, Saint Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 6-7
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  • Author's Affiliation: Manchester University
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
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