Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9211
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wrightson , Kellinde
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  • Title: The Jilted Fiancée: The Old Icelandic Miracle Poem "Vitnisvísur af Maríu" and its Modern English Translation
  • Source: Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies 15, 1 ( 1997): Pages 117 - 136.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Miracles Betrothal in Literature Marriage Contracts Iceland Skaldic Poetry Literature- Verse Women in Literature Love in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Abstract: The author provides a new English translation as well as a critical evaluation of the Icelandic miracle poem Vitnisvisur af Mariu. This 14th or 15th century poem tells the story of how the Virgin Mary performed a miracle which allowed a jilted fiancee to get back her man.
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Sydney
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03136221
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