Feminine Sanctity in Medieval Wales

Feminine Sanctity in Medieval Wales

by Jane Cartwright


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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, 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.

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)

About 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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