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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winstead, Karen A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4659.G7
LC item number
W56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Virginity
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian legends
  • Saintes chrétiennes
  • Martyres chrétiennes
  • Virginité
  • Légendes chrétiennes
  • Christendom
  • Heiligenlegenden
  • Vrouwen
  • Martyrium
  • Legende
  • Weibliche Heilige
  • England
  • England
  • Angleterre
  • Angleterre
  • England
  • Mittelenglisch
Label
Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England, Karen A. Winstead
Link
https://archive.org/details/virginmartyrsleg00wins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 201 p.
Isbn
9780801433337
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97009318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36556976
  • (OCoLC)ocm36556976
Label
Virgin martyrs : legends of sainthood in late medieval England, Karen A. Winstead
Link
https://archive.org/details/virginmartyrsleg00wins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 201 p.
Isbn
9780801433337
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97009318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36556976
  • (OCoLC)ocm36556976

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