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

View: 1039

'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.

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

View: 1076

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;Gudfrid 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 some remarkable – but little-known – women living between between the last days of Rome and the Enlightenment, Max Adams overturns the idea that women of this period were either queens, nuns or invisible. In a sequence of chronological chapters, a centrepiece biographical sketch is complemented by thematically linked stories of other women of the time. A multi-faceted and beautifully illustrated study of women's intellect, influence and creativity, Unquiet Women brings to life the experiences of women whose voices are barely heard and whose stories are rarely told.

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

View: 1997

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.

Christina of Markyate

A Twelfth-century Holy Woman


Author: Samuel Fanous,Henrietta Leyser

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415308588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 8088

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.

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

View: 6018

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.

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


Category: Angels

Page: 28

View: 5131

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.

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


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 4219

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Tristan et Yseut


Author: Béroul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894920517

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 143

View: 3218

British Book News


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 1252

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

Die Künste des Kinos


Author: Martin Seel

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 5306

Wie Filme zeigen können, woran wir mit uns sind. Von Anfang an übernimmt das Kino viele Verfahren der Architektur, der Musik, der Malerei, des Schauspiels, der Literatur und anderer Künste – aber es lässt sie nicht so, wie sie dort sind. Das Kino kann, was es kann, weil es das verkehrt und verwandelt, was die anderen Künste können. In seinem neuen Buch unternimmt Martin Seel eine Analyse dieser Verbindung. In neun konzisen Kapiteln erkundet er das besondere ästhetische Potential des Films und führt an konkreten Beispielen vor, wie unterschiedlich es realisiert werden kann. Stilistisch glänzend entwirft Martin Seel eine neuartige Perspektive auf den Film und darauf, was er mit uns im Kino macht.

Der Ingeborgpsalter


Author: Florens Deuchler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110840553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 5858