The Resource The legacy of paradise : marriage, motherhood, and woman in Carolingian edifying literature, Katrien Heene

The legacy of paradise : marriage, motherhood, and woman in Carolingian edifying literature, Katrien Heene

Label
The legacy of paradise : marriage, motherhood, and woman in Carolingian edifying literature
Title
The legacy of paradise
Title remainder
marriage, motherhood, and woman in Carolingian edifying literature
Statement of responsibility
Katrien Heene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Within the framework of the Carolingian religious and moral reform (750-900) various measures were taken which had direct or indirect implications for the experience of sexuality among the laity as well as among the religious. Those and other measures also influenced the position of women both in the Church and in the world. Taking the Church Fathers as points of reference, this book offers a detailed analysis of the view of marriage, sexuality, motherhood and women as constructed in Latin edifying writings of the time, i.e. hagiographical texts, moral treatises and sermons. By studying the ideas and opinions of the male religious authors of these texts the author aims to examine whether and, if so, to what extent the attitude of the Carolingian Church was inspired by feelings of misogyny and misogamy. In writings addressing the lay public such feelings may have been hidden for pastoral reasons. Therefore attention was more particularly paid to the presence of misogyny and misogamy in texts which were chiefly written for religious readers. In the last analysis the overall attitude towards women-related matters turns out to be different and in many respects more positive than the one found in the writings of the Fathers and of many medieval male religious authors. To explain this phenomenon the author puts forward a number of socio-cultural and psychological arguments" --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
305.4/094/09021
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA8030.D53
LC item number
H44 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The legacy of paradise : marriage, motherhood, and woman in Carolingian edifying literature, Katrien Heene
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Gent, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-338)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn820815590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820432267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b35551495
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820815590
  • pebcs0820432261

Library Locations

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