By Clare A. Lees

ISBN-10: 0708321836

ISBN-13: 9780708321836

First released in 2001, Double brokers was the 1st book-length examine of girls in Anglo-Saxon written tradition that took at the insights supplied via modern severe and feminist conception, and it quick tested itself as a customary. Now on hand back, it complicates the exclusion of girls from the historic list of Anglo-Saxon England by way of tackling the deeper questions at the back of how the female is modeled, used, and made metaphoric in Anglo-Saxon texts, even if the ladies themselves are absent.

Show description

Read Online or Download Double Agents: Women and Clerical Culture in Anglo-Saxon England PDF

Similar worship & devotion books

Praying Through Sorrow - download pdf or read online

Doubts, melancholy and discouragement are attribute responses of somebody who has persisted an adventure of "bad issues taking place to stable humans. " whilst a promise from God doesn't come to move, the aftermath is frequently confusion approximately validity of a private courting with the Lord. In Praying via Sorrows, co-authors Dutch Sheets and Chris Jackson confront the emotional discomfort anticipating the arriving of a long-delayed leap forward.

Download PDF by Christmas Humphreys: Concentration and Meditation: A Manual of Mind Development

Initially released within the '40s, this booklet was once the 1st to competently and obviously current the Buddhist perform of meditation and adapt it to Western knowing and life. Now certainly one of the traditional manuals, this sensible advisor starts by way of strengthening the brain via focus, then explains the deeper religious improvement to be had via meditation.

New PDF release: The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your

Os Guinness has penned a vintage reflective paintings on life's goal. a ways larger than our jobs and accomplishments and better than our wildest principles of self-fulfillment, our calling does greater than supply objective and intending to our lives-it completes God's plan for us.

Compiled by Barbour Staff's 3-Minute Devotions for Women. 180 Inspirational Readings for PDF

Received three mins to spare? you will find the non secular pick-me-up you want in 3-Minute Devotions for girls. Written in particular the twenty-first-century girl, this pleasant devotional packs a strong dose of convenience, encouragement, and concept into just-right-sized readings for ladies at the pass. Minute 1: scripture to meditate on; Minute 2: a quick devotional analyzing; Minute three: a prayer to jump-start a talk with God.

Additional info for Double Agents: Women and Clerical Culture in Anglo-Saxon England

Sample text

The explicit connection between the two dreams is the figure of light – always a sign of divine presence. Begu’s dream in fact confirms Bede’s interpretation of Breguswith’s, since here too light is associated with Hild. Yet Begu’s vision is reiterated three times: first by Bede, in indirect speech; second by Begu herself to Frigyth; and third by the entire female community as they receive the by now narratologically redundant news of Hild’s death. In case the reader has not grasped the significance of this ‘beautiful harmony of events’ (as Bede puts it) – news of Hild’s death spreads through Hackness at the moment she dies at Whitby – he reports a third dream as a postscript.

The New Philology, Speculum 65 (1990), 100. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1994), p. 242. For similar elisions on work on the body, see Caroline Walker Bynum, Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion (New York: Zone Books, 1992) and The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200–1336 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995); Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin (eds), Framing Medieval Bodies (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994); Linda Lomperis and Sarah Stanbury (eds), Feminist Approaches to the Body in Medieval Literature (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993).

23–4), we examine the cultural activities represented in the two accounts, and represented by the institution of Anglo-Saxon scholarship, as gendered ones. We might express this as follows: Bede (the man) fathers Cædmon (poets/poetry/sons) while Hild (the woman) mothers bishops/men. I 20 PATRISTIC MATERNITY The gender asymmetry suggested by the events of Hild’s Life and Cædmon’s miracle is a familiar binarism of patriarchy: women reproduce, men produce. 3 When literary history remembers Cædmon as the originary event of English poetry, it tends to forget Hild – as a direct consequence of Bede’s structuring of the event.

Download PDF sample

Double Agents: Women and Clerical Culture in Anglo-Saxon England by Clare A. Lees


by Donald
4.4

Get Double Agents: Women and Clerical Culture in Anglo-Saxon PDF
Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 27 votes
[an error occurred while processing the directive]