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Sacred Fictions: Holy Women and Hagiography in Late Antiquity

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Late antique and early medieval hagiographic texts present holy women as simultaneously pious and corrupt, hideous and beautiful, examplars of depravity and models of sanctity. In Sacred Fictions Lynda Coon unpacks these paradoxial representations to reveal the construction and circumscription of women's roles in the early Christian centuries. The sacred fictions of holy w ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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