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The Resource Saints' lives and the rhetoric of gender : male and female in Merovingian hagiography, John Kitchen

Saints' lives and the rhetoric of gender : male and female in Merovingian hagiography, John Kitchen

Label
Saints' lives and the rhetoric of gender : male and female in Merovingian hagiography
Title
Saints' lives and the rhetoric of gender
Title remainder
male and female in Merovingian hagiography
Statement of responsibility
John Kitchen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Medieval lives of female saints have attracted wide attention in recent years. Some scholars have argued that such texts reveal a distinctive form of female sanctity which only female hagiographers managed properly to articulate, and important writings have been attributed to female authors on that assumption. In this revisionist work, John Kitchen tests such claims through a close examination of several texts-lives of both male and female saints, by authors of both sexes-from sixth century France. He argues that sometimes the "authentic voice" of the female writer or saint sounds emphatically male. This study gives examples of how both male and female authors sometimes depicted holy women talking, acting, or even dressing like their male counterparts. Ultimately, the author aims to cast doubt on the assumption that male authors were ignorant of or hostile toward certain-specifically female-concerns. By the same token, Kitchen's work raises serious methodological problems with the gender approach to the hagiographic literature of the early Middle Ages
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Kitchen, John
Dewey number
270/.092/244
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4682
LC item number
.K58 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian saints
  • Christian hagiography
  • Sex role
  • France
  • France
  • RELIGION
  • Christian hagiography
  • France
  • Heiligenlevens
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Christendom
  • Frankrijk
Label
Saints' lives and the rhetoric of gender : male and female in Merovingian hagiography, John Kitchen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Toronto, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
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
pt. I. Sancti -- The prose hagiography of Venantius Fortunatus -- Gregory of Tours Life of the Fathers -- pt. II. Sanctae -- "Like a man among men" : the female saint in a male corpus -- Baudonivia's Life of Saint Radegund -- Conclusion : A world turned upside-down
Control code
45733597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585254098
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45733597
Label
Saints' lives and the rhetoric of gender : male and female in Merovingian hagiography, John Kitchen
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Toronto, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
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
pt. I. Sancti -- The prose hagiography of Venantius Fortunatus -- Gregory of Tours Life of the Fathers -- pt. II. Sanctae -- "Like a man among men" : the female saint in a male corpus -- Baudonivia's Life of Saint Radegund -- Conclusion : A world turned upside-down
Control code
45733597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585254098
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45733597

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