Christina Of Markyate

Christina Of Markyate

by Samuel Fanous
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415308585

ISBN-13: 9780415308588

Pub. Date: 09/16/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser present a vivid interdisciplinary study devoted to the life, work and extant vita of Christina of Markyate, which draws on research from a wide range of disciplines.

This fascinating and comprehensive collection surveys the life of an extraordinary medieval woman. Christina of Markyate made a vow of chastity at an early

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Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser present a vivid interdisciplinary study devoted to the life, work and extant vita of Christina of Markyate, which draws on research from a wide range of disciplines.

This fascinating and comprehensive collection surveys the life of an extraordinary medieval woman. Christina of Markyate made a vow of chastity at an early age, against the wishes of her parents who intended her to marry. When forced into wedlock, she fled in disguise and went into hiding, receiving refuge in a network of hermitages. Christina became a religious recluse and eventually founded a priory of nuns attached to St. Albans.

Beautifully illustrated, this book provides students who regularly encounter Christina with a research compendium from which to begin their studies, and introduces Christina to a wider audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415308588
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/16/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Note on the Life
Illustrations
Abbreviations
Contributors
1. Christina of Markyate: The Introduction, Henrietta Leyser
2. Christina of Markyate: The Literary Background: Douglas Gray
3. Christina's World: St. Albans and Women's Monasticism, Stephanie Hollis and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
4. Christina of Markyate and the Double Crown, Samuel Fanous
5. The Unknown Pilgrim: Drama and Romance in the Life of Christina of Markyate, Neil Carlidge
6. The Loves of Christina of Markyate, C. Stephen Jaeger
7. The Marriages of Christina of Markyate, Thomas Head
8. Ranulf Flambard and Christina of Markyate, R.I. Moore
9. The Lady of Markyate and the Writer from St. Albans, Rachel Koopmans
10. Alternative Intimacies: Men, Women and Spiritual Direction in the Twelfth Century, Dyan Elliot
11. Christina's Tempting: Sexual Desie and Women's Sancity, Kathryn Kelsey Staples and Ruth Mazo Karras

13. The Life of St. Alexis, 475-1125, Tony Hunt
14. Christina and the Hermits of Huntingdonshire, E.A. Jones
Select Bibiliography
Index

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