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The Resource Chaste passions : medieval English virgin martyr legends, edited and translated by Karen A. Winstead

Chaste passions : medieval English virgin martyr legends, edited and translated by Karen A. Winstead

Label
Chaste passions : medieval English virgin martyr legends
Title
Chaste passions
Title remainder
medieval English virgin martyr legends
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Karen A. Winstead
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • und
  • eng
Summary
Virgin martyrs make up one of the largest categories of medieval saints. To judge by their frequent appearances in art and literature, they also figure among the most venerated. The legends of virgin martyrs, retold in various ways through the centuries, illuminate trends in popular piety, values, and literary tastes. Chaste Passions contains sixteen English virgin martyr legends, each of a different saint and each translated into colloquial, modern English prose. Faithful in tone and meaning to the originals, Karen Winstead's lively translations allow contemporary readers to appreciate why virgin martyr legends thrived for hundreds of years. Winstead presents the tales in chronological order, tracing the effects of the composition and tastes of the audience on the development of the genre. The virgin martyr, Winstead tells us, escapes the confining female stereotypes-demure maiden or disruptive shrew-prevalent in writings of the period. Because nearly all of the texts were written by men but addressed to women, they exhibit a fascinating interplay between male views of so-called women's literature and the demands of their intended audience. Familiarity with this widely read genre is essential to a full understanding of medieval culture, and Chaste Passions is an excellent introduction to these often racy, sometimes comic, tales
Action
digitized
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
270/.092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX4656
LC item number
.C43 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Winstead, Karen A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Virginity
  • Christian legends
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • RELIGION / Christian Church / History
  • RELIGION / Christianity / History
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • Christian legends
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Christian women saints
  • Virginity
  • England
  • Legende
  • England
  • Igreja (história)
  • Mulheres (aspectos religiosos)
  • Santos (biografia histórica)
  • Cristianismo (história)
  • Anthologie
Label
Chaste passions : medieval English virgin martyr legends, edited and translated by Karen A. Winstead
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Saint Christine
  • William Paris
  • Saint Eugenia
  • The Scottish Legendary
  • Saint Winifred
  • John Mirk
  • Saints Margaret and Petronilla
  • John Lydgate
  • Saints Agnes and Dorothy
  • Osbern Bokenham
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Katherine
  • Anonymous, ca. 1420
  • Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins
  • Anonymous, ca. 1485
  • Anonymous, ca. 1200
  • Saints Agatha, Lucy, Justine, and Barbara
  • The South English Legendary
  • Saint Anastasia
  • The North English Legendary
  • Saint Cecilia
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
Control code
1037272222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711589
Lccn
99059377
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1krm06
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037272222
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Chaste passions : medieval English virgin martyr legends, edited and translated by Karen A. Winstead
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Saint Christine
  • William Paris
  • Saint Eugenia
  • The Scottish Legendary
  • Saint Winifred
  • John Mirk
  • Saints Margaret and Petronilla
  • John Lydgate
  • Saints Agnes and Dorothy
  • Osbern Bokenham
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Katherine
  • Anonymous, ca. 1420
  • Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins
  • Anonymous, ca. 1485
  • Anonymous, ca. 1200
  • Saints Agatha, Lucy, Justine, and Barbara
  • The South English Legendary
  • Saint Anastasia
  • The North English Legendary
  • Saint Cecilia
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
Control code
1037272222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711589
Lccn
99059377
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1krm06
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037272222
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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