Holy Harlots in Medieval English Religious Literature: Authority, Exemplarity and Femininity [Hardback]

Juliette Vuille(Author)

ISBN: 9781843845898 | Published by: D.S. Brewer | Series: Gender in the Middle Ages | Volume: Volume 17 | Year of Publication: 2021 | 288p, 3 black and white
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Holy Harlots in Medieval English Religious Literature



Table of Contents

Chapter 1: "Seo wæs ærest synnecge," The Holy Harlot's Transformations in Old English Hagiography
Chapter 2: The Post-Conquest Harlot: Affective Piety and the Romance Genre
Chapter 3: Heterodoxy, Patronage, and the Harlot in 14th and 15th Century Hagiography
Chapter 4: "She shal byn abyll to dystroye helle": Gender and Authority in the Digby Mary Magdalene/
Chapter 5: Admiranda et Imitanda?/ Emulation of the Holy Harlot Type by Late Medieval Female Mystics
Conclusion: Holy or Harlot? The Early Modern Demise of the Saintly Prostitute
Appendix: Vernacular Lives of Holy Harlots in Medieval Insular Hagiography

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