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PERFECT BODY, PERFECT SACRIFICE: CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE VIRGIN MARTYR BODY

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Title:
PERFECT BODY, PERFECT SACRIFICE: CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE VIRGIN MARTYR BODY
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Holtslander, Kailey
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Humanities
Area of Concentration:
Art History
Faculty Sponsor:
Carrasco, Malena

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
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theses   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
This thesis explores the virgin martyr body and the way that it is treated in medieval narrative cycles. Catherine of Alexandria, a fourth-century pagan princess and virgin martyr, serves as the main example of the virgin martyr narrative. While the story of her life differs in some significant ways from the typical virgin martyr, her narrative also allows for a widely varied reading. Visual narratives of Catherine's life in the thirteenth-century stained glass windows at the Cathedral of Saint Maurice of Angers, the Cathedral of Saint Etienne of Auxerre, and Chartres Cathedral, as well as the fifteenth-century Belles Heures manuscript, provide examples of how Catherine's body can be presented to an audience. Focusing on themes relevant to all virgin martyr bodies through Catherine specifically, I explore ideas of the sexualized and tortured female body, the masculinized body, and the pure holy body.
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Carrasco, Malena
Statement of Responsibility:
by Kailey Holtslander

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 H6
System ID:
AA00024751:00001

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