Author:Winstead, Karen A. (editor and translator)

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Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends

By: Winstead, Karen A. (editor and translator)

Price: $41.40

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, U. S. A., Cornell Univ Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002308

ISBN: 0801435692

Condition: New with no dust jacket


NEW - (From the Introduction) Many readers of this book no doubt grew up hearing stories about the saints. To me, the most arresting were those of the girls, some scarcely older than I was, who became virgin martyrs by suffering excruciating tortures to safeguard their "purity. " The proportion of legends with unusual plots is higher in this collection than it was in English anthologies. Most Middle English virgin martyr legends compactly narrate the universal story of the saints suffering and martyrdom. I am catering to the modern reader's taste for diversity. In doing so, I am partic... View more info