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1. Record Number: 7166
Author(s): Ashley, Kathleen and Pamela Sheingorn
Title : An Unsentimental View of Ritual in the Middle ages Or, Sainte Foy Was No Snow White [Using ideas from cultural studies that emphasize social and political tensions, the authors examine the ritual processes surrounding the reliquary of St. Foy as reflected in the collection of her miracles compiled in the eleventh century. Rather than serving to resolve conflict, St. Foy appears as a partisan of the male monastery in Conques, as a threatening figure who punishes those who do not obey her, and as a magnet for popular religious devotion, sometimes beyond the control of the monks.].
Source: Journal of Ritual Studies , 6., 1 (Winter 1992):  Pages 63 - 85.
Year of Publication: 1992.