Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Useful Virgins in Medieval Hagiography [among the virgin martyrs discussed are Thecla, Euphemia, Agnes, Agatha, and Lucy].
  • Source: Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl.  St. Martin's Press, 1999.  Pages 135 - 164.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Church, Image of Hagiography Martyrs Rape in Literature Virginity in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
  • Related Resources: In Useful Virgins in Medieval Hagiography," Kathleen Coyne Kelly offers a contrasting interpretation to this position. Both Salih and Kelly highlight the double discourse of virgin-martyrs' sanctity: the reader is repeatedly exposed to the physicality and
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312211368
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