Virgin Lives and Holy Deaths: Two Exemplary Biographies for Anglo-Norman Women by -Browne Wogan, Clemence Of Barking Staff, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Virgin Lives and Holy Deaths: Two Exemplary Biographies for Anglo-Norman Women

Virgin Lives and Holy Deaths: Two Exemplary Biographies for Anglo-Norman Women

by -Browne Wogan, Clemence Of Barking Staff, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
     
 
In Anglo-Norman Britain, women were important consumers and patrons of literature, as well as sometimes composing works themselves. Clemence of Barking is one of the first women writing in England after the Norman Conquest. Her twelfth-century Life of St. Catherine--virgin martyr and patron saint of female learning--is here translated for the first time in 800 years.

Overview

In Anglo-Norman Britain, women were important consumers and patrons of literature, as well as sometimes composing works themselves. Clemence of Barking is one of the first women writing in England after the Norman Conquest. Her twelfth-century Life of St. Catherine--virgin martyr and patron saint of female learning--is here translated for the first time in 800 years. Hundreds of Latin biographies by medieval clerics exist in which young women saints are put to death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460875806
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
04/15/1996
Series:
Everyman Paperback Classics Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.13(d)

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