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Author by : Samuel Fanous Languange Used : en Release Date : 2008 Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA ISBN : 9780192806772 File Size : 51,9 Mb Total Download : 230
'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, endurin
Author by : Charles H. Talbot Languange Used : en Release Date : 1998 Publisher by : University of Toronto Press ISBN : 0802082025 File Size : 43,9 Mb Total Download : 561
"The Life of Christina of Markyate, a twelfth-century English recluse and later abbess of Markyate, near St A1bans, is a remarkable example of late medieval hagiography. Originally written at the time of or soon after Christina's death in the twelfth century, the Life is unusual both in its relative lack of miracles, and in the unknown author's decision to write Christina's life factually rather than gathering together stock elements from previously written saint's lives, as was the custom." "First published in 1959, this edition contains the original Latin text with a facing-page English tran
Author by : Samuel Fanous Languange Used : en Release Date : 2005 Publisher by : Psychology Press ISBN : 0415308585 File Size : 40,5 Mb Total Download : 790
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 p
Author by : Jane Geddes Languange Used : en Release Date : 2005 Publisher by : British Library Board ISBN : UOM:39015064904249 File Size : 42,7 Mb Total Download : 693
The St Albans Psalter, made in the 1130s, is one of the great monuments of English Romanesque painting and has survived the disasters of religious upheaval and war in pristine condition. The sequence of forty full-page miniatures illustrating the Life of Christ establishes their artist, the so-called Alexis Master, as one of the most influential painters in early twelfth-century England. It includes 215 initials illustrating the psalms in a vigorously literal way. Their inventiveness and charm belie the complex theological and personal messages which they convey. This new book by Dr. Jane Gedd