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The Third Gender and Aelfric's Lives of Saints

By Rhonda L McDaniel

The Third Gender and Aelfric's Lives of Saints
Hardback, 306 pages £78.00
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781580443098
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies
Series: Richard Rawlinson Center Series

In The Third Gender, McDaniel addresses the idea of the "third gender" in early hagiography and Latin treatises on virginity and then examines Aelfric's treatment of gender in his translations of Latin monastic Lives for his non-monastic audiences. She first investigates patristic ideas about a "third gender" by describing this concept within the theoretical frameworks of monasticism and then turns to creating a historical and theological cultural context within which to locate an interpretation of Aelfric's portrayals of male and female saints.

Introduction The Latin Doctors and the Concept of Metagender Metagender, Gender, and Aelfric's Lives of Saints Metagender Brides and Soldiers of Christ Material & Spiritual Bodies Material & Spiritual Rulership Chaste Marriage Conclusion: Metagender, Gender, and Aelfric Bibliography

Rhonda L. McDaniel is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and is interested in Anglo-Saxon studies, hagiography, manuscript studies, memory, and gender.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 306 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS037010, LIT011000, REL006630
 Medieval Institute Publications


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