The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography
Speaking the Saint
By (author) Gail Ashton
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Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography by Gail Ashton
Book DescriptionIn this interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking study, Gail Ashton examines the portrayals of women saints in a wide range of medieval texts. She deploys the French feminist critical theory of Cixous and Iriguray to illuminate these depictions of women by men and to further our understanding of both the lives and deeds of female saints and the contemporary, and almost always male, attitudes to them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415182102
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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