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The life of Christina of Markyate

Author: Samuel Fanous; Henrietta Leyser
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
biografi
Named Person: Christina, of Markyate Saint; Christina, of Markyate Saint; Christina, von Markyate Heilige; Christina (von Markyate)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Fanous; Henrietta Leyser
ISBN: 9780192806772 0192806777 9780199556052 0199556059
OCLC Number: 171150763
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xxxi, 100 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: translated by C.H. Talbot ; revised with an introduction and notes by Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser.
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The remarkable story of twelfth-century recluse Christina of Markyate, her trials and temptations, who eventually founded a priory. The anonymous Life is a vivid social portrait of a medieval  Read more...

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