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Body Imaging and Religious Reform: The Corpse as Idol

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the key issues in contestation from a reformist perspective, discussing the late medieval approaches to the paradox of the corpse, in theology and in iconographic and literary ... More


Sanctae Margaretae, virginis et martyris: Latin texts of the later Middle Ages and their derivatives

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 3 focuses on the Latin versions of St Margaret’s vita, circulating in medieval England. These include the one from the Golden Legend (Legenda Aurea), which became a base for many other ... More


Saintly People

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the distinctive and revealing aspects of Jacopo's work and his original contributions to standard narratives. It looks at some of the saints' lives included in the Legenda Aurea ... More


Maternity and Sainthood in the Medieval Perpetua Legend

Julia Weitbrecht

in Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199561889
eISBN:
9780191804397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199561889.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter investigates the circumstance that the depictions of Perpetua transmitted in medieval legend diverge strikingly from the Passio. It concentrates on a few distinctions regarding ... More


The Biographical Tradition

ANNETTE VOLFING

in John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing: Imitating the Inimitable

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246847
eISBN:
9780191714597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246847.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides an overview of the biographical tradition associated with John the Evangelist. It covers the principal sources contributing to this tradition: the Bible, apocrypha, patristic ... More


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