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The Resource Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England, Karen A. Winstead

Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England, Karen A. Winstead

Label
Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England
Title
Virgin martyrs
Title remainder
legends of sainthood in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Karen A. Winstead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stories of the torture and execution of beautiful Christian women first appeared in late antiquity and proliferated during the early Middle Ages, and virgin martyrs were still the most popular female saints in the late medieval period. Their legends, in countless retellings through the centuries, preserved a standard plot - the heroine resists a pagan suitor, endures cruelties inflicted by her rejected lover or outraged family, works miracles, and dies for Christ. That sequence was embellished by incidents emblematic of the specific saint: Juliana's battle with the devil, Barbara's immurement in the tower, Katherine's encounter with spiked wheels." "Karen A. Winstead examines this seemingly static story form and discovers subtle shifts in the representation of the virgin martyrs, as their legends were adapted for changing audiences in late medieval England. The saints' portrayals participated in and were shaped by the cultural debates and contests for authority that marked an era of political instability, rapid social change, and increasing religious dissent."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winstead, Karen A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Virginity
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian legends
  • England
  • England
  • Saintes chrétiennes
  • Martyres chrétiennes
  • Virginité
  • Légendes chrétiennes
  • Angleterre
  • Angleterre
  • RELIGION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian legends
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Christian women saints
  • England
  • Christendom
  • Heiligenlegenden
  • Vrouwen
  • Martyrium
  • Legende
  • Heilige
  • England
  • Mittelenglisch
  • Legends, Christian
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Virginity
  • England
  • England
Label
Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England, Karen A. Winstead
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-195) and index
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
1. Martyrdom, Marriage, and Religious Communities, 1100-1250 -- 2. Unruly Virgins and the Laity, 1250-1400 -- 3. Decorous Lives: Saints and Consumers, 1400-1450 -- 4. The Politics of Reading
Control code
on1037272797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1krj09
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037272797
Label
Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England, Karen A. Winstead
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-195) and index
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
1. Martyrdom, Marriage, and Religious Communities, 1100-1250 -- 2. Unruly Virgins and the Laity, 1250-1400 -- 3. Decorous Lives: Saints and Consumers, 1400-1450 -- 4. The Politics of Reading
Control code
on1037272797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1krj09
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037272797

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