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The Resource Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity, Lynda L. Coon

Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity, Lynda L. Coon

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Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity
Title
Sacred fictions
Title remainder
holy women and hagiography in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Lynda L. Coon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Late antique and early medieval hagiographic texts present holy women as simultaneously pious and corrupt, hideous and beautiful, examplars of depravity and models of sanctity. In Sacred Fictions Lynda Coon unpacks these paradoxial representations to reveal the construction and circumscription of women's roles in the early Christian centuries. The sacred fictions of holy women were written within the context of the institutionalization of the male priesthood and the masculinization of church worship, Coon contends. The windows they open on the past are far from transparent; driven by both literary invention and moral imperative, the stories they tell helped shape Western gender constructs that have survived into modern times
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coon, Lynda L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in Christianity
  • Women in Christianity
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian hagiography
Label
Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity, Lynda L. Coon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) 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
Hagiography and sacred models -- Gender, hagiography, and the Bible -- The rhetorical uses of clothing in the lives of sacred males -- God's holy harlots: the redemptive lives of Pelagia of Antioch and Mary of Egypt -- "Through the eye of a needle": wealth and poverty in the lives of Helena, Paula, and Melania the Younger -- Civilizing Merovingian Gaul: the lives of Monegund, Radegund, and Balthild -- Conclusion: sacred fictions
Control code
ocm36621700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812233711
Lccn
97003136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity, Lynda L. Coon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) 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
Hagiography and sacred models -- Gender, hagiography, and the Bible -- The rhetorical uses of clothing in the lives of sacred males -- God's holy harlots: the redemptive lives of Pelagia of Antioch and Mary of Egypt -- "Through the eye of a needle": wealth and poverty in the lives of Helena, Paula, and Melania the Younger -- Civilizing Merovingian Gaul: the lives of Monegund, Radegund, and Balthild -- Conclusion: sacred fictions
Control code
ocm36621700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812233711
Lccn
97003136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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