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  • Record Number: 8521
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Breeze , Andrew.
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  • Title: The Virgin Mary, Daughter of Her Son [The “mater et filia” topos, or the notion of the Virgin Mary as being simultaneously the mother and daughter of Christ, originated in the writings of late Antiquity but the theme also appears in the early poetry of Ireland and Britain. The first known reference to the topos in Ireland occurs in the seventh century Latin poem; an eleventh century poem written in the Irish language is perhaps the oldest vernacular example of the topos. The earliest example of the topos in Welsh poetry probably dates from around 1400. In all these instances, poets borrow and adapt ideas about the Virgin Mary from Continental sources like sermons, Church teachings, or poetry. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Études Celtiques 27, ( 1990): Pages 267 - 283.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Daughters in Literature Influences Irish Literature Latin Poetry Literature- Verse Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Mother, Image of Mothers in Literature Mothers in Literature Sources Welsh Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Navarre
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03731928
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