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Feminine Sanctity in Medieval Wales
     

Feminine Sanctity in Medieval Wales

by Jane Cartwright
 

This illuminating volume sheds light on the religious women of medieval Wales, drawing on a wide range of sources from saints’ lives and native poetry to holy wells and visual imagery. Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales explores the meanings, manifestations, and related iconography of feminine sanctity in a specifically Welsh context,

Overview

This illuminating volume sheds light on the religious women of medieval Wales, drawing on a wide range of sources from saints’ lives and native poetry to holy wells and visual imagery. Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales explores the meanings, manifestations, and related iconography of feminine sanctity in a specifically Welsh context, including Welsh sources on the Virgin Mary, valuable insights into the history of Welsh nunneries, and commentary on some of the lesser-known Welsh women saints such as Dwynwen and Tudful. Of interest to anyone working in the field of medieval Christendom and women’s studies, this volume draws powerful connections between Welsh source material and discoveries throughout England and Continental Europe.
 

Editorial Reviews

Diane Watt

“There is no equivalent study of female sanctity in Wales in the English language … [and this book] will make a real contribution to a number of debates in British, European and North American scholarship […]. The author now has an established reputation as the leading scholar (I would say in the world) in the field of female spirituality in medieval Wales.” –Professor Diane Watt, Department of English, University of Wales Aberystwyth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708319994
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Series:
University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Cartwright is lecturer in Welsh and Welsh Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter. She has published widely on Welsh medieval themes in both Welsh and English.

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