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1. Record Number: 24043
Author(s): Auslander, Diane Peters
Title : Living with a Saint: Monastic Identity, Community, and the Ideal of Asceticism in the Life of an Irish Saint [The author analyzes a ninth century “vita” of Saint Darerca, a conversion-era abbess who subjected herself to extremely harsh ascetic practices. Auslander concentrates on the ways in which the hagiographer reconciled the strains of the solitary and the communal within Irish monastic life. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.   Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott Wells Studies in the History of Christian Traditions .   Brill, 2009.  Pages 17 - 32.
Year of Publication: 2009.