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Published: 31 May 2014

236 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095641


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Victorians and the Virgin Mary

Religion and Gender in England 1830 - 1885

Carol Engelhardt Herringer

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Brings to light the extent of the Catholic contribution to Victorian culture, retrieving Victorian Catholics from the cultural margins to which they are historically assigned
  • Challenges common assumptions about the Virgin Mary, positing a highly controversial figure in place of the traditional model of docile femininity
  • Engages with eminent scholarly analyses of the Virgin Mary in an accessible style
  • engages with eminent scholarly analyses of the Virgin Mary in an accessible style
  • Highlights the theological and cultural divisions between Victorian Christians
  • Illustrates the hostility of the Protestants to Catholic representations of the Virgin Mary suggesting their unease with a potent feminine ideal
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