Íte: patron of her people?

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Title: Íte: patron of her people?
Authors: Johnston, Elva
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8341
Date: 2000
Abstract: St Íte, who flourished in the sixth century, founded the medieval Irish monastery of Killeedy, situated in Co Limerick. She was celebrated as a nurturer and protector of her people. This paper traces these representations and relate them to complex developments in the saint's cult and to the gendered language used to describe her. This language had its origins in early medieval Ireland as well as in the controversies of christian communities in the later Roman empire.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Brepols
Keywords: Saints;Íte;Uí Chonaill Gabra;Corco Óche;matrona;Roman Empire;Women;Virginity;Fosterage;Patronage
DOI: 10.1484/J.Peri.3.409
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:History Research Collection

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