Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe
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Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

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0195336526|9780195336528. Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe published in the year 2009 was published by Oxford University Press. The author of this book is Lisa M. Bitel . This is the Hardback version of the title "Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christi...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Oxford University Press (first published 2009)
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Siria
I like the main idea Bitel is exploring here—looking at the cults of two early medieval female saints, Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare, within the religious, political, gender and material landscapes in which they lived. I think there's a lot of interesting work which remains to be done, exploring the interstices of gender, religion and topography, and Bitel does quite well at sketching out the landscape in which fifth century Gaulish and Irish holy women lived.

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