Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9822
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Huntington , Joanna.
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  • Title: Edward the Celibate, Edward the Saint: Virginity in the Construction of Edward the Confessor [The author analyzes three Latin "Lives" of the saintly king: the anonymous "Vita," Osbert of Clare's "Vita beati Eadwardi regis Anglorum," and Aelred of Rievaulx's "Vita S. Edwardi regis et confessoris." The king's virginity is presented differently in each text with Osbert mostly concerned in terms of the incorruptible virginal body, while Aelred portrays him as a living virgin king. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Virginities.  Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 119 - 139.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ælred, Abbot of Eynsham- Vita S. Edwardi Regis et Confessoris Chastity Edward the Confessor, King of England and Saint Hagiography Kings Marriage Osbert of Clare, Hagiographer- Vita Beati Ædwardi Regis Anglorum Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York [Ph. D. candidate]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802089607
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