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Virgin Martyrs: Legends of Sainthood in Late Medieval England [Hardcover]

By Karen A. Winstead (Author)
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Pages   201
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 6.37" Height: 0.83"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 13, 1997
Publisher   Cornell University Press
ISBN  0801433339  
EAN  9780801433337  

Availability  138 units.
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"This is truly exciting new work. Karen Winstead's book is the first discussion of virgin martyr legends that offers a broad survey of extant English texts from 1200 to 1400 A.D. Virgin Martyrs is clearly and logically organized, well-written, and it makes an original contribution to scholarship in persuasively historicizing virgin martyr legends." Kathleen Ashley, University of Southern MaineStories of the torture and execution of beautiful Christian women first appeared in late antiquity and proliferated during the early Middle Ages. A thousand years later, virgin martyrs were still the most popular female saints. 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."

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