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Representations of Eve in antiquity and the English Middle Ages

Author: John Flood
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture, 9.
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As the first woman, Eve was the pattern for all her daughters. The importance of readings of Eve for understanding how women were viewed at various times is a critical commonplace, but one which has been only narrowly investigated. This book systematically explores the different ways in which Eve was understood by Christians in antiquity and in the English Middle Ages, and it relates these understandings to female  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Flood, John, 1973-
Representations of Eve in antiquity and the English Middle Ages.
New York : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010030143
(OCoLC)655301486
Named Person: Eve, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Flood
ISBN: 9780203832646 0203832647
OCLC Number: 704276762
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 193 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Bible and its early interpretation --
The influences of non-Christian traditions --
Anglo-Saxon Eve --
Later medieval theology --
Defences of Eve --
Middle English literature --
Epilogue : witches.
Series Title: Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture, 9.
Responsibility: John Flood.
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As the first woman and a prototype for her daughters, the significance of the figure of Eve is a well-established commonplace of literary and gender studies. This text presents a detailed study of  Read more...

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