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  • Record Number: 24732
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Despres , Denise L.
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  • Title: Mary of the Eucharist: Cultic Anti-Judaism in Some Fourteenth-Century English Devotional Manuscripts
  • Source: From Witness to Witchcraft: Jews and Judaism in Medieval Christian Thought.  Edited by Jeremy Cohen.  Harrassowitz Verlag, 1996.  Pages 375 - 401.
  • Description: The Virgin Mary served as a link between her son's sacramental body and the Christian community as his mystical body. Her iconography in later medieval art includes victories over Jews, seen as enemies of the host and the church. Mary is closely tied, as mother, to belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. This belief is confirmed by stories of a baby seen in the host at mass. Images connected to this Marian theme appear frequently in books of hours, especially those made for women, whose concerns were focused on the family and the body. [Description supplied by Feminae.]
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Books of Hours Eucharist, Sacrament Jew of Bourges, Legend Jews in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Miracles Patronage, Artistic
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 3447039019
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