Women of the Gilte Legende Paperback

A Selection of Middle English Saints Lives

by Larissa Tracy

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Women of the Gilte Legende

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The Gilte Legende was widely read as a model for everyday life, including the education of women through examples set by early Christian martyrs. This book divides the lives of female saints into: the "ryght hooly virgins", who vocally defend their bodies against Roman persecution; "holy mothers", who give up their traditional role to pursue a life of contemplation; the "repentant sinners", who convert and voice their defiance against a society that demanded silence in women; and the "holy transvestites", who cast off their gender identity to find absolution and salvation. Their lives reach through the ages to speak to a modern audience, forcing a re-examination of women's roles in the medieval period. LARISSA TRACY is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Georgetown University and George Mason University. Series editor JANE CHANCE

Women of the Gilte Legende by Larissa Tracy was published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd in March 2012. The ISBN for Women of the Gilte Legende is 9781843842996.

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Details for Women of the Gilte Legende

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd (March 2012)
Number of Pages158
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4031522
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