Holiness and Masculinity in Medieval Europe

Holiness and Masculinity in Medieval Europe

by P. H Callum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0708318851

ISBN-13: 9780708318850

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: University of Wales Press

Discussions of the relationship between gender and religion most often focus attention on female religious figures. In redressing this bias, this collection of fourteen essays, taken from a conference held at the University of Huddersfield in 2001, examines how medieval masculinity related to concepts of holiness.  See more details below

Overview

Discussions of the relationship between gender and religion most often focus attention on female religious figures. In redressing this bias, this collection of fourteen essays, taken from a conference held at the University of Huddersfield in 2001, examines how medieval masculinity related to concepts of holiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708318850
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : holiness and masculinity in medieval Europe1
2Holiness and masculinity in Aldhelm's Opus Geminatum De virginitate8
3Masculinizing religious life : sexual prowess, the battle for chastity and monastic identity24
4Matronly monks : Theodoret of Cyrrhus' sexual imagery in the Historia Religiosa43
5Bride or bridegroom? : masculine identity in mystic marriages58
6Henry Suso and the divine knighthood79
7Holy eunuchs! : masculinity and eunuch saints in Byzantium93
8The signification of the Tonsure109
9Christian sanctuary and repository of France's political culture : the construction of holiness and masculinity at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis, 987-1328127
10Self-mastery and submission : holiness and masculinity in the lives of Anglo-Saxon martyr-kings143
11Edmund of East Anglia, Henry VI and ideals of kingly masculinity158
12Monarchy, martyrdom and masculinity : England in the late Middle Ages174
13Making youth holy : holiness and masculinity in the interlude of youth192
14The Catholic gentlemen of the North : unreformed in the age of reformation?206

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