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The cult of St Katherine of Alexandria in late medieval England

Author: Katherine J Lewis
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2000.
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"This study, the first large interdisciplinary study of a saint's cult in medieval England, explores the processes by which it came to have such a prominent place in the devotions of English men and women drawn from a variety of backgrounds. Written and visual narratives of the life of St. Katherine, in combination with documentary evidence provided by wills, inventories and gild returns, are used to illustrate ways  Read more...
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Genre/Form: culte
Named Person: Catherine, of Alexandria Saint; Catherine, of Alexandria Saint; Catherine d'Alexandrie, (sainte ;; Catherine, (d'Alexandrie ; sainte); Katharina (von Alexandria)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine J Lewis
ISBN: 0851157734 9780851157733
OCLC Number: 43971836
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface - the life of St Katherine; the cult of St Katherine of Alexandria in late medieval England - an introduction; St Katherine as virgin martyr; reading St Katherine in the parish - the aquisition of knowledge and power; reading St Katherine in the household - education, household managers and the pursuit of the Mixed Life; St Katherine and women.
Responsibility: Katherine J. Lewis.
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Presents a study of St Katherine of Alexandria's cult, providing details of medieval life.  Read more...

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This fine study should be commended to students of church history and medieval literature. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY A most useful overview of the interactive raltionship between the cult Read more...

 
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