The gendered palimpsest : women, writing, and representation in early Christianity (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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The gendered palimpsest : women, writing, and representation in early Christianity

Author: Kim Haines-Eitzen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book provides a thorough treatment of the roles of women as authors, scribes, booklenders, and patrons of early Christianity literature, and of the ways in which the representation of female  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Haines-Eitzen
ISBN: 9780199918140 0199918147 9780195171297 0195171292
OCLC Number: 773837628
Description: 1 online resource (XVI, 197 p. :) : ill
Contents: Introduction ; Part One: Women Writing and Reading in Early Christianity and Late Antiquity ; 1. Women Writing, Writing for Women: Authors, Scribes, Book-Lenders, and Patrons ; 2. Reading, not Eating: Women Readers in Late Ancient Christian Asceticism ; 3. Women's Literature? The Case of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles ; Part Two: Sexual/Textual Politics and Late Ancient Asceticism ; 4. Sinners and Saints, Silent and Submissive? The Textual/Sexual Transformation of Female Characters ; 5. "First Among All Women": The Story of Thecla in Textual Transmission and Iconographic Remains ; 6. Contesting the Ascetic Language of Eros: Textual Fluidity in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles ; Conclusion ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Kim Haines-Eitzen.

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The book is written in a lively and witty style which engages the reader and draws her into the world which Haines-Eitzen describes. * Morwenna Ludlow, University of Exeter *

 
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