Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends

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Virgin martyrs make up one of the largest categories of medieval saints. To judge by their frequent appearances in art and literature, they also figure among the most venerated. The legends of virgin martyrs, retold in various ways through the centuries, illuminate trends in popular piety, values, and literary tastes. Chaste Passions contains eighteen English virgin martyr legends, each of a different saint and each translated in its entirety into colloquial, modern English prose. Faithful in tone and meaning to the ...

Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends 2000, Cornell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801435690

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