Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender: Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography

Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender: Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography

by John Kitchen

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ISBN-13: 9780195117226
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/13/1998
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1760L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xiii(2)
Author's Note xv
1 Introduction: Methods and Metaphors
3(22)
Part I Sancti 25(76)
2 The Prose Hagiography of Venantius Fortunatus
25(33)
The Image of Sanctity
25(25)
Fighting from the Womb
26(5)
Scriptural Resonances
31(3)
Saints in Conflict
34(12)
Martin's Image and Fortunatus's Patrons
46(4)
Vestiges of Hagiography's Evolution
50(8)
Syncretic Sanctity
50(1)
The Problem of Martyrdom
51(2)
The Idea of Hagiographic Displacement
53(5)
3 Gregory of Tours's Life of the Fathers
58(43)
Contextualizing the Liber vitae patrum
58(5)
Gregory's Corpus and the Libelli of the Fathers
61(2)
The Biblical Imprint
63(29)
Scripture and Hagiographic Diversity
63(1)
Ecclesiastes and a "Metaphorical Kernel"
64(11)
The Typological Orientation
75(7)
The Typology of Liberation
82(1)
The Typology of Paradise
83(5)
Revelation, Fulfillment, and Narrative Structure
88(3)
Allegory and Typology
91(1)
Saint-Types and the Meaning of "Life"
92(9)
Syncretic Sanctity and Its Breakdown
92(2)
Literacy over Thaumaturgy
94(2)
Vita or Vitae?
96(5)
Part II Sanctae 101(60)
4 "Like a Man among Men": The Female Saint in a Male Corpus
101(33)
1 Gregory's Life of Saint Monegund
101(14)
The "Inferior Sex" Turned Christian Warrior
102(3)
Breaking Conjugal Bonds
105(3)
The Spiritual Bridegroom
108(4)
Monachae and Miracles
112(3)
Fortunatus's Life of Saint Radegund
115(9)
The "Tortrix"
117(5)
The Episcopal Image and Radegund's Vita
122(2)
Becoming Male
124(10)
From Maccabees to the Desert
124(6)
Interpretive Difficulties
130(4)
5 Baudonivia's Life of Saint Radegund
134(20)
The Medieval Integrity of Radegund's Dossier
135(2)
"Recommending the Woman's History"
137(1)
Using Convention
138(4)
The Mirror of Sanctity
142(8)
The Virago
150(2)
Martha and Mary
152(2)
6 Conclusion: A World Turned Upside-Down
154(7)
Appendix: Tabular Comparison of Miracle Stories in the Lives of Radegund 161(6)
Notes 167(68)
Bibliography 235(16)
Index 251

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