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Saint Perpetua across the Middle Ages

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Description

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.



Auteur

Margaret Cotter-Lynch is Professor of English, Humanities, and Languages at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA. Her previous work includes Reading Memory and Identity in the Texts of Medieval European Holy Women, co-edited with Brad Herzog.



Contenu

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Remembering Perpetua

Chapter 1: The Passio Perpetuae

Chapter 2: The Acta Perpetuae

Chapter 3: Saint Augustine's Sermons on Perpetua

Chapter 4: Perpetua in the Early Middle Ages

Chapter 5: Perpetua in Medieval England

Chapter 6: Perpetua in Dominican Legendaries and the Legenda Aurea

Conclusion: Perpetua Remembered

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Saint Perpetua across the Middle Ages
Sous-titre: Mother, Gladiator, Saint
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781137467409
ISBN: 978-1-137-46740-9
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Palgrave Macmillan US
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 170
Parution: 23.09.2016
Année: 2016
Taille de fichier: 1.7 MB

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