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The Resource Borderline virginities : sacred and secular virgins in late antiquity, Sissel Undheim, (electronic resource)

Borderline virginities : sacred and secular virgins in late antiquity, Sissel Undheim, (electronic resource)

Label
Borderline virginities : sacred and secular virgins in late antiquity
Title
Borderline virginities
Title remainder
sacred and secular virgins in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Sissel Undheim
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity and assesses its socio-religious value in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at the very margins of virginity and non-virginity. The Church Fathers' efforts to demarcate an exclusively Christian virginity, in contrast to the 'false virgins' of their pagan adversaries, displays a tension that, it is argued, played a larger role in the construction of a specifically Christian sacred virginity than previous studies have acknowledged.Late fourth-century Christian theologians' persistent appraisals of sacred virgins paved the way for a wide variety of virgins that often challenged the stereotype of the unmarried female virgin. The sources abound with seemingly paradoxical virgins, such as widow virgins, married virgins, virgin mothers, infant virgins, old virgins, heretical virgins, pagan virgins, male virgins, false virgins and fallen virgins. Through examining these kinds of 'borderline virgins' as they appear in a range of textual sources from varied genres, Undheim demonstrates how physical, cultural and cognitive boundaries of virginity were contested, drawn and redrawn in the fourth and early fifth centuries in the Latin West. "--Provided by publisher.--
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Undheim, Sissel,
Dewey number
248.4723
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virginity
  • Church history
  • Virgins
Label
Borderline virginities : sacred and secular virgins in late antiquity, Sissel Undheim, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315569734
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315569734
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317173120
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)997475177
Label
Borderline virginities : sacred and secular virgins in late antiquity, Sissel Undheim, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315569734
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315569734
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317173120
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)997475177

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