Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary

Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary

by Miri Rubin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300164327

ISBN-13: 9780300164329

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

This sweeping, global history explores how the Virgin Mary, scarcely mentioned in the Gospels, rose to become our most prominent female figure. Medieval historian Miri Rubin offers an exuberant, groundbreaking history, encompassing sixteen centuries and a wealth of historical sources and visual materials from Christian cultures around the world.  See more details below

Overview

This sweeping, global history explores how the Virgin Mary, scarcely mentioned in the Gospels, rose to become our most prominent female figure. Medieval historian Miri Rubin offers an exuberant, groundbreaking history, encompassing sixteen centuries and a wealth of historical sources and visual materials from Christian cultures around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300164329
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
941,491
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Maps xi

Acknowledgements xviii

Writing about Mary: An Introduction xxi

Part I From Temple Maiden to the Bearer of God: To the Year 431

1 The Earliest Glimpses of Mary 3

2 Mary in a Christian Empire 17

3 Versions of Mary 34

4 Mary of the Imperial State 43

Part II From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Irish Sea: To the Year 1000

5 Mary of the Christian Empire 53

6 Beyond the Greek World 83

7 The Emergence of European Mary 100

Part III The Emergence of Mary's Hegemony: 1000-1200

8 Mary of the Cloister 121

9 Mary of Polemic and Encounter 158

10 Abundance and Ubiquity 177

Part IV Mary, Local and Familiar: 1200-1400

11 Mary in Liturgy, Song and Prayer 191

12 Mary, the Friars, and the Mother Tongue 197

13 Teaching Mary in Parish and Home 217

14 Mary's Miracles as Reward and as Punishment 228

15 Mary at the Foot of the Cross 243

16 Mary and Women, Mary and Men 256

Part V Mary as Queen and Reformer: 1400-1500

17 Mary the Sublime 285

18 Mary: Unlike Any Other 303

19 Mary of Parish Practice and Family Life 313

20 Mary: A World of Devotional Possibilities 332

Part VI Mary Reformed, Mary Global: 1500 and Beyond

21 Mary of Reform and Reformation 355

22 From Europe to the Rest of the World 379

23 Mary in a World of Neighbouring Diversity 400

After Mary: A Conclusion 413

A Few Comments on Scholarship and Reading 425

Notes 418

Index 511

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