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  • Record Number: 5713
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Anlezark , Daniel
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  • Title: An Ideal Marriage: Abraham and Sarah in Old English Literature [The author analyzes passages in "Genesis A" and in Aelfric's writings concerning the complex relationship between Sarah and Abraham. This includes Abraham's sexual relationship with Sarah's servant, Hagar, and the unlikely promise from God that Sarah will bear an heir. Both Aelfric and the "Genesis A" author are anxious to maintain Abraham's sanctity and emphasize Sarah's obedience. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medium Aevum 69, 2 ( 2000): Pages 187 - 210.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abraham (Biblical Figure) in Literature Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham Genesis A, Old English Poem Literature- Verse Marriage in Literature Sarah (Biblical Figure) in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8- 9- 10- 11
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  • Author's Affiliation: Trinity College, Dublin
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00258385
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