The Life of Christina of Markyate

Author: Samuel Fanous,C. H. Talbot,Henrietta Leyser

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192806777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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'I wish to remain single, for I have made a vow of virginity.' This is the remarkable story of the twelfth-century recluse Christina, who became prioress of Markyate, near St Albans in Hertfordshire. Determined to devote her life to God and to remain a virgin, Christina repulses the sexual advances of the bishop of Durham. In revenge he arranges her betrothal to a young nobleman but Christina steadfastly refuses to consummate the marriage and defies her parents' cruel coercion. Sustained by visions, she finds refuge with the hermit Roger, and lives concealed at Markyate for four years, enduring terrible physical and emotional torment. Eventually Christina is supported by the abbot of St Albans, and her reputation as a person of great holiness spreads far and wide. Written with striking candour by Christina's anonymous biographer, the vividness and compelling detail of this account make it a social document as much as a religious one. Christina's trials of the flesh andspirit exist against a backdrop of scheming and corruption and all-too-human greed.
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Unquiet Women

From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment

Author: Max Adams

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788543408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Unquiet Women is an exquisitely crafted patchwork of the forgotten lives of some of the most remarkable women in history. Wynflæd was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who owned male slaves and badger-skin gowns; Egeria a Gaulish nun who toured the Holy Land as the Roman Empire was collapsing; Gudrid an Icelandic explorer and the first woman to give birth to a European child on American soil; Mary Astell a philosopher who out-thought John Locke. In this exploration of the lives of women living between the last days of Rome and the Enlightenment, Max Adams triumphantly overturns the idea that women of this period were either queens, nuns or invisible. A kaleidoscopic study of women's creativity, intellect and influence, Unquiet Women brings to life the experiences of women whose stories are all too rarely told. Thanks to its author's rigorous work of rescue and recovery, their voices can be heard across the centuries – still passionate and still strong.
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Christians and Jews in Angevin England

The York Massacre of 1190, Narratives and Contexts

Author: Sarah Rees Jones,Sethina Watson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1903153441

Category: History

Page: 351

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The shocking massacre of the Jews in York, 1190, is here re-examined in its historical context along with the circumstances and processes through which Christian and Jewish neighbours became enemies and victims.
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Christina of Markyate

A Twelfth-century Holy Woman

Author: Samuel Fanous,Henrietta Leyser

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415308588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser present a vivid interdisciplinary study devoted to the life, work and extant vita of Christina of Markyate, which draws on research from a wide range of disciplines. This fascinating and comprehensive collection surveys the life of an extraordinary medieval woman. Christina of Markyate made a vow of chastity at an early age, against the wishes of her parents who intended her to marry. When forced into wedlock, she fled in disguise and went into hiding, receiving refuge in a network of hermitages. Christina became a religious recluse and eventually founded a priory of nuns attached to St. Albans. Beautifully illustrated, this book provides students who regularly encounter Christina with a research compendium from which to begin their studies, and introduces Christina to a wider audience.
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Perceptions of angels in history

an inaugural lecture delivered in the University of Oxford on 14 November 1997

Author: Henry Mayr-Harting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Angels

Page: 28

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In his inaugural lecture, Professor Mayr-Harting presents a theme of religious history, namely angels, in a new light, seeking to counteract the sensationalism which is now becoming associated with the subject in many quarters. He first analyses the point of perceiving certain apparitions or experiences as angelic in generally socio-anthropological terms; he considers the hostility of angels - sometimes - towards men and how that hostility relates to the magical purposes of invoking angels. Finally, he argues that in the medieval West angels gradually lost their functions of intervention as social agents, and came to be considered more purely in their aspect of contemplators of God, and invisible, `caelesticized', helpers of men.
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National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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British Books

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Leben des Heiligen Franz von Assisi

Neue Ausgabe vermehrt durch “Ein neues Kaptitel aus dem Leben des hl. Franziscus” und eine kritische Studie: Die Bewilligung des Portiuncula-Ablasses

Author: Paul Sabatier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111482243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 479

View: 1820

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Amis and Amiloun

zugleich mit der altfranzösischen Quelle

Author: Eugen Kölbing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglo-Norman dialect

Page: 256

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Der Albani-Psalter

eine englische Prachthandschrift des 12. Jahrhunderts für Christina von Markyate

Author: Jane Geddes

Publisher: Schnell & Steiner

ISBN: 9783795417512

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Page: 136

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Eines der bedeutendsten Zeugnisse englischer Buchmalerei des fruhen 12. Jahrhunderts wird im vorliegenden Band erstmals zum Gegenstand einer farbig reich ausgestatteten Monographie. Im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung steht Christina von Markyate, fur die der Kodex hergestellt wurde und deren Lebens- und Frommigkeitsgeschichte die Handschrift erschliesst. Das Buch verbindet historische Frauenforschung mit intensiver Erforschung und Dokumentation der Handschrift.
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