The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins

Editor(s) Jane Cartwright

Language: English

Genre(s): Medieval, Religion, Welsh Interest

  • June 2016 · 336 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9781783168675
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783168682
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783168699

About The Book

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. This volume constitutes the first interdisciplinary collection of essays in English to explore the development and transmission of the legend of St Ursula in detail, considering a wealth of different sources including physical remains, literary texts, artistic representations and medieval music.

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Jane Cartwright

Jane Cartwright is Professor in Welsh at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has published widely on saints’ cults and hagiography.

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