Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4280
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hayes , Dawn Marie.
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  • Title: Christian Sanctuary and Repository of France's Political Culture: The Construction of Holiness and Masculinity at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis, 987-1328 [The author argues that holiness and masculinity were associated both with the Capetian monarchy and the monastery of Saint-Denis. Kings and monks supported each other, reinforcing the sacred character of their power through royal regalia, relics, and burials within an impressive edifice. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by P. H. Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series. University of Wales Press, 2004.  Pages 127 - 142.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbots Kingship Masculinity Monks Saint Denis, Seine, France- Abbey- Church Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis Monastery
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 10- 11- 12- 13- 14
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  • Illustrations: Four figures. Figure One Drawing by Gregory Robertson of Sumner Mcknight Crosby's construction of Saint-Denis's west facade as imagined by Suger. From Crosby's "The Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis from its Beginnings to the Death of Suger, 475-1151," p. 172. Figure Two F.N. Martinet, Engraving of the abbey's main entrance as it may have looked during Suger's abbacy, Crosby, "The Royal Abbey...", p. 125. Figure Three Sculpture of Christ enthroned, central portal of the west facade of Saint-Denis. Figure Four Manuscript illumination of Louis IX curing scrofula, "Grandes chroniques de France" (London, British Library, Royal 16 G VI, fol. 424v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Montclair State University
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708318940
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