Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9824
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lewis , Katherine J.
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  • Title: Model Girls? Virgin-Martyrs and the Training of Young Women in Late Medieval England [The author explores the roles of virgin martyrs in conduct literature and analyzes the contents and social contexts of seven English manuscripts which contain the life of St. Catherine and probably were created for and read within lay households.]
  • Source: Young Medieval Women.  Edited by Katherine J. Lewis, Noel James Menuge, and Kim M. Phillips.  St. Martin's Press, 1999.  Pages 25 - 46.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, Saint Education Hagiography Handbooks Manuscripts Martyrs Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: The potential of the virgin-martyrs to serve as role models for young medieval women is at the centre of Katherine Lewis' examination of the education of girls. Lewis analyzes the meaning and value of their lives, with special attention on the life of St.
  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, MS Advocates 19.2.1. Known as the Auchinleck Manuscript. Written in the 1330s.2) London, British Library, MS Arundel 168. Dated to the fifteenth century.3) Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Porkington 1
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York, Research Associate
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312221304
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