Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9128
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bitel , Lisa M.
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  • Title: Hail Brigit!: Gender, Authority, and Worship in Early Ireland [The author sets her study of Brigit within seventh century struggles for political and religious dominance in Ireland. Brigit's hagiographers sought to bolster her authority in order to strengthen the claims of the abbess of Kildare and her communitity to not only the churches in Leinster and the midlands but to all the religious women in Ireland. Bitel argues that paradoxically the basis of Brigit's authority comes from her gender; her hagiographies identify her powers as uniquely female. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Irish Women's History.  Edited by Alan Hayes and Diane Urquhart.  Irish Academic Press, 2004.  Pages 1 - 14.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Authority Brigit, Abbess of Kildare, Saint Gender Hagiography Ireland Politics Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 5, 7
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Southern California
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0716527022
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