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A maid with a dragon : the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England

Author: Juliana Dresvina; British Academy,
Publisher: Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: British Academy monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England. Margaret was one of the most famous female saints of both the Catholic world and of Eastern Christianity (where she was known as St Marina). Her legend is remembered for her confrontation with a dragon-shaped devil, who allegedly swallowed Margaret and then burst asunder. This episode became firmly  Read more...
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Named Person: Margaret, of Antioch Saint; Margaret, of Antioch Saint.; Margareta, von Antiochia.; Marguerite, d'Antioche sainte.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliana Dresvina; British Academy,
ISBN: 9780197265963 0197265960
OCLC Number: 935690682
Language Note: In English, with some passages in Middle English and some passages in Latin with parallel English translations.
Description: xvi, 325 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Series Title: British Academy monograph.
Responsibility: by Juliana Dresvina.

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St Margaret, known for her confrontation with a dragon-shaped devil, was one of the most famous medieval saints, depicted in manuscript illuminations, sculptures, panel paintings, and stained glass.  Read more...

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