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The Resource Forgetful of their sex : female sanctity and society, ca. 500-1100, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg

Forgetful of their sex : female sanctity and society, ca. 500-1100, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg

Label
Forgetful of their sex : female sanctity and society, ca. 500-1100
Title
Forgetful of their sex
Title remainder
female sanctity and society, ca. 500-1100
Statement of responsibility
Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this study of over 2,200 female and male saints, Jane Schulenburg explores women's status and experience in early medieval society and the Church. She focuses on the changing social contexts of female sanctity (women saints as embodiments of cultural models) as well as various kinds of extravagant, "transgressive," or "deviant" female behavior that frequently challenged male order and authority. She argues that between 500 and 1100 a clear gender-based asymmetry existed in the selection of saints, which became more exaggerated during certain eras. Schulenburg also examines some of the major contributing factors involved in establishing reputations of sanctity and the recruitment and promotion of saints, including family wealth and power, patronage, monasticism, virginity, motherhood, and longevity
  • Invaluable for what they tell us about early medieval society and the Church, the Lives of these early saints also afford rare insight into the private world of medieval men and women, the special bonds of family and friendship, and the collective mentalities of the period. This book constitutes a major contribution to the study of medieval history, gender, and religion
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
270.3/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR195.W6
LC item number
S38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Forgetful of their sex : female sanctity and society, ca. 500-1100, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-562) 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
1. Saints' Lives as a Source for the History of Women, ca. 500-1100 -- 2. The Making of the Mulier Sancta: Public and Private Roles -- 3. At What Cost Virginity? Sanctity and the Heroics of Virginity -- 4. Marriage and Domestic Proselytization -- 5. "Golden Wombs": Motherhood and Sanctity -- 6. Sorores Sanctae and Their Saintly Siblings: Terrestrial and Celestial Bonds -- 7. Gender Relationships and Circles of Friendship among the Mulieres Sanctae -- 8. Longevity, Death, and Sanctity: A Demographic Survey of the Celestial Gynaeceum
Control code
ocm36776514
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 587 pages
Isbn
9780226740546
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36776514
Label
Forgetful of their sex : female sanctity and society, ca. 500-1100, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-562) 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
1. Saints' Lives as a Source for the History of Women, ca. 500-1100 -- 2. The Making of the Mulier Sancta: Public and Private Roles -- 3. At What Cost Virginity? Sanctity and the Heroics of Virginity -- 4. Marriage and Domestic Proselytization -- 5. "Golden Wombs": Motherhood and Sanctity -- 6. Sorores Sanctae and Their Saintly Siblings: Terrestrial and Celestial Bonds -- 7. Gender Relationships and Circles of Friendship among the Mulieres Sanctae -- 8. Longevity, Death, and Sanctity: A Demographic Survey of the Celestial Gynaeceum
Control code
ocm36776514
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 587 pages
Isbn
9780226740546
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36776514

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