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The Old English Life of St Mary of Egypt (Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies) Hugh Magennis

The Old English Life of St Mary of Egypt (Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies)

Hugh Magennis

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780859896726
Paperback
264 pages
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Mary of Egypt, a penitent prostitute and figure of female autonomy and authority, is a disconcerting and unconventional saint, especially in an Anglo-Saxon context. She is not the kind of model of idealized female virtue normally favoured by leading