Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8843
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jackson , Peter.
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  • Title: Aelfric and the Purpose of Christian Marriage: A Reconsideration of the "Life of Aethelthryth," Lines 120- 30 [The author argues that Aelfric adds a story from the "Historia monachorum in Aegypto" to the "Life of Aethelthryth" because he is uneasy about the saint's unilateral refusal of sex in marriage; by adding the exemplum about a man and his wife who have three sons and then agree to live together while abstaining from sex, Aelfric is able to reassert the Augustinian ideal of a Christian marriage].
  • Source: Anglo-Saxon England 29, ( 2000): Pages 235 - 260.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham- Lives of the Saints- Life of Aethelthryth Chastity Clergy- Sexual Behavior Exempla, Literary Genre Hagiography Marriage Rufinus of Aquileia, Historian- Historia Monachorum in Aegypto Sexuality Sources Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oxford
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02636751
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