Saint Perpetua Across the Middle Ages Hardback

Mother, Gladiator, Saint

by Margaret Cotter-Lynch;

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Saint Perpetua Across the Middle Ages

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This study traces the genealogy of Saint Perpetua's story with a straightforward yet previously overlooked question at its center: How was Perpetua remembered and to what uses was that memory put? One of the most popular and venerated saints from 200 CE to the thirteenth century, the story of Saint Perpetua was retold in dramatically different forms across the European Middle Ages. Her story begins in the arena at Carthage: a 22-year-old nursing mother named Vibia Perpetua was executed for being a Christian, leaving behind a self-authored account of her time in prison leading up to her martyrdom. By turns loving mother, militant gladiator, empathic young woman, or unattainable ideal, Saint Perpetua's story ultimately helps to trace the circulation of texts and the transformations of ideals of Christian womanhood between the third and thirteenth centuries.

Saint Perpetua Across the Middle Ages by Margaret Cotter-Lynch was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2016. The ISBN for Saint Perpetua Across the Middle Ages is 9781137479631.

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Details for Saint Perpetua Across the Middle Ages

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (October 2016)
Edition2016 ed.
Number of Pages256
Thickness11 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4451946
Page last updated 21st June 2018
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