The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography: Speaking the Saint by Gail AshtonThe Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography: Speaking the Saint by Gail Ashton

The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography: Speaking the Saint

byGail Ashton, Gail Ashton NfaEditorGail Ashton

Hardcover | December 10, 1999

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In this interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking study, Gail Ashton examines the portrayals of women saints in a wide range of medieval texts. She deploys the French feminist critical theory of Cixous and Iriguray to illuminate these depictions of women by men and to further our understanding of both the lives and deeds of female saints and the contemporary, and almost always male, attitudes to them.
Title:The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography: Speaking the SaintFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.8 inPublished:December 10, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415182107

ISBN - 13:9780415182102

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"Ashton has endeavored to let women's own voices be heard in the fissures of medieval hagiographical texts." Speculum-A Journal of Medieval Studies. October 2002 ."
." . .encourages a healthy suspicion both of the contents and intentions of medieval female saints' and of those who attempt to deconstruct them."
-"The Medieval Review