Christina Of Markyate

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The Life Of Christina Of Markyate

The Life Of Christina Of Markyate Author by : Samuel Fanous
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 9780192806772
File Size : 51,9 Mb
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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, endurin
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Life Of Christina Of Markyate

The Life Of Christina Of Markyate 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
Category: Religion

Christina Of Markyate

Christina Of Markyate Author by : Samuel Fanous
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005
Publisher by : Psychology Press
ISBN : 0415308585
File Size : 40,5 Mb
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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 p
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The St Albans Psalter

The St Albans Psalter Author by : Jane Geddes
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005
Publisher by : British Library Board
ISBN : UOM:39015064904249
File Size : 42,7 Mb
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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
Category: Art
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