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Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Sheila Delany

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book breaks important ground in 15th-century scholarship, a critical site of cultural study. The book examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, and explores the relations ... More


Telling Stories in Church: The Early Medieval Liturgy and the Reception of the Pericope Adulterae

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the divergent liturgical history of the pericope adulterae. Assigned to the third Saturday of Lent in Rome, the story gained even greater prominence in Latin contexts, ... More


Classifying Laywomen: The Female Lay Saint before 1289

Mary Harvey Doyno

in The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150-1350

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740206
eISBN:
9781501740213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740206.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines female lay saints, looking at the cults of Ubaldesca of Calcinaia (d. 1205) and Rose of Viterbo (d. 1251). The comparison between Ubaldesca's and Rose's conversion stories, as ... More


Zita of Lucca: The Outlier

Mary Harvey Doyno

in The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150-1350

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740206
eISBN:
9781501740213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740206.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the cult of Zita of Lucca (d. 1278). The earliest source for the existence of Zita's cult is a miracle collection that was begun on April 28, 1278, the day after Zita's death. ... More


The Prioress and the Second Nun

Katherine J. Lewis

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Although there has been a mass of work on the Prioress and the nature of her femininity, scholars have paid little attention to the relationship between her gender and her position of authority as ... More


Creating a Nonpatriarchal Lineage in Bertha Harris’s Lover

Laura Christine Godfrey

in This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bertha Harris' 1976 novel Lover garnered critical attention for its postmodern style, its commentary on lesbian identity, its use of nonlinear time in narration, and its redefinition of familial ... More


“Low Birth but High Thought”: Depictions of Gender and Female Bodies in the Life of Sönam Peldren

Suzanne M. Bessenger

in Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sonam Peldren

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190225278
eISBN:
9780190225308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225278.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the Life of Sönam Peldren’s linguistic and thematic treatment of gender, attempting to understand the text’s forthright approach to gendered obstacles by analyzing its use of ... More


Voices of the Ritual

Nurit Stadler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of and manifestation of rituals at female saint shrines in the Holy Land. In the Middle East, a turbulent, often violent place, states tend to have no clear ... More


Landscape: Ritual and Alternative Order

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on female rituals and how are they materialized and encrypted in the Holy Land landscape. The author shows that the debate on ownership of territories is not only integrated with ... More


The Experience: Body Rituals

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter the author analyzes the ritualistic inner experience in female sacred places. The author shows the centrality of the body and the “ritual of the body in motion.” As mentioned in the ... More


Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sonam Peldren

Suzanne M. Bessenger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190225278
eISBN:
9780190225308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225278.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the previously unavailable religious biography of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female saint Sönam Peldren (Tib: bsod nams dpal ‘dren, 1328–1372, tentative). Purportedly ... More


Contextualization: State, Religion, and Contested Borders

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter contextualizes the different levels of the work. The author use in order to study the sacred places and rituals in the Holy Land, the nation state and Middle Eastern context. The author ... More


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