Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 45516
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kirakosian , Racha
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  • Title: The Life of Christina of Hane
  • Source: The Life of Christina of HaneRacha Kirakosian, translator.  Yale University Press, 2020.  Pages 1 - 124. The book is available with a subscription from JSTOR and from Yale University Press: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv18sqz5n
  • Description: The first English translation of The Life of Christina of Hane, a gripping account of a largely unknown medieval female mystic. The thirteenth-century mystic, Christina of Hane, led an extraordinary life, but her recently unearthed case remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world. Her disturbing account of vaginal mutilation, her competition with the Virgin Mary, and her potentially heretical statements about the union with Christ are but a few peculiarities worth highlighting. This remarkable work sheds new light on convent life, spiritual practices, and physical and mental suffering in the life of medieval women and the communities they inhabited. [Reproduced from the book page on the JSTOR website: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv18sqz5n]
  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Christina of Hane, Mystic Hagiography Monasticism Mystics Nuns Premonstratensian Order Women in Religion
  • Award Note: Feminae Translation of the Month, January 2022
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg
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  • Year of Publication: 2020.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9780300250992 (print); 9780300255843 (online)