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The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins

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The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins

The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins edited by Jane Cartwright
English | August 15, 2016 | ISBN: 1783168676 | EPUB | 336 pages | 27.5 MB

The cult of St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins was one of the most popular and relic-rich of all saints’ cults in the medieval period. In this volume, Jane Cartwright provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explore the medieval art and texts that were instrumental in the wide transmission of the legend of St. Ursula.

he Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins will appeal to art historians, as it details the origins of the popular symbols that appear in artistic depictions of St. Ursula and her martyred companions. The book will also be of great interest to students of medieval literature, history, gender studies, religious studies, and the history of music.