Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5441
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Roukis-Stern , Christina,
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  • Title: A Tale of Two Dioceses: Prologues as Letters in the "Vitae" Authored by Jacques de Vitry and Thomas de Cantimpré [The author analyzes the prefaces of five “vitae” (the life of Marie d’Oignies by Jacques and the other four (a supplement to the life of Marie d’Oignies, Christina Mirabilis , Marguerite d’Ypres, and Lutgard ) written by Thomas) looking particularly at the network of relationships the hagiographers had with holy women and with other clerics. Jacques dedicated his “vita” to Bishop Fulk of Toulouse but emphasized the superiority of Liège and its holy women over the arid and heretical diocese of Toulouse. Roukis-Stern observes in Thomas a number of anxieties and a particular need for close friendships. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 33 - 47.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Hagiography Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal Liege, Belgium Lutgard, Saint Marie d'Oignies, Mystic Psychological Approach Thomas of Cantimpré, Scientist Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: State University of New York, Rockland Community College
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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