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The Resource Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews : Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews : Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

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Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews : Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England
Title
Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews
Title remainder
Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England
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Language
eng
Summary
Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews explores a key moment in the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary and the way the Jews became central to her story. Benedictine monks in England at the turn of the twelfth century developed many innovative ways to venerate Mary as the most powerful saintly intercessor. They sought her mercy on a weekly and daily basis with extensive liturgical practices, commemorated additional moments of her life on special feast days, and praised her above all other human beings with new doctrines that claimed her Immaculate Conception and Bodily Assumption. They also collected hundreds of stories about the miracles Mary performed for her followers in what became one of the most popular devotional literary genres of the Middle Ages. In all these sources, but especially the miracle stories, the figure of the Jew appears in an important role as Mary's enemy. Drawing from theological and legendary traditions dating back to early Christianity, monks revived the idea that Jews violently opposed the virgin mother of God; the goal of the monks was to contrast the veneration they thought Mary deserved with the resistance of the Jews. Kati Ihnat argues that the imagined antagonism of the Jews toward Mary came to serve an essential purpose in encouraging Christian devotion to her as merciful mother and heavenly Queen. Through an examination of miracles, sermons, liturgy, and theology, Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews reveals how English monks helped to establish an enduring rivalry between Mary and the Jews, in consolidating her as the most popular saint of the Middle Ages and in making devotion to her a foundational marker of Christian identity
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ihnat, Kati
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • England
  • Judaism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Devotion
  • Judaism
  • England
Label
Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews : Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 Praising Mary: Liturgy and Prayer ; Chapter 2 Understanding Mary: Theological Treatises ; Chapter 3 Hagiographies of Mary: Miracle Collections ; Chapter 4 Enemies of Mary: Jews in Miracle Stories
  • Conclusion Notes ; References ; Index
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ocn961444077
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400883660
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883660
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22573/ctt1q1z8sz
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961444077
Label
Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews : Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 Praising Mary: Liturgy and Prayer ; Chapter 2 Understanding Mary: Theological Treatises ; Chapter 3 Hagiographies of Mary: Miracle Collections ; Chapter 4 Enemies of Mary: Jews in Miracle Stories
  • Conclusion Notes ; References ; Index
Control code
ocn961444077
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883660
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1q1z8sz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961444077

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