“I wold I wer as worthy to ben sekyr of thy lofe as Mary Mawdelyn was”: The Magdalene as an Authorizing Tool in the Book of Margery Kempe

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Titre
“I wold I wer as worthy to ben sekyr of thy lofe as Mary Mawdelyn was”: The Magdalene as an Authorizing Tool in the Book of Margery Kempe
Titre du livre
Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture: Conflicted Roles
Auteur(s)
Vuille Juliette
Editeur
Routledge
Lieu d'édition
London; New York
ISBN
978-0-203-06810-6
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/06/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
4
Série
Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture
Numéro de chapitre
9
Pages
208-227
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article demonstrates that the fifteenth-century female mystic Margery Kempe modelled herself on Mary Magdalene in order to gain in authority, using the repentant saint to provide a precedent for the most controversial aspects of her life, notably her public preaching, her constant crying, and her freedom of movement. She also structured her book to parallel the life of the Magdalene, in a bid to be acknowledged by posterity as a saint.
and structured her life on that of the repentant saint in order to gain in authority.
Mots-clé
Medieval Female Mystics, Margery Kempe, Mary Magdalene, Gender Studies, Authority, Hagiography
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