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so is there a source on this beguine tale?  or is it urban legend?
r

On Jan 22, 2005, at 11:56 AM, Megan McLaughlin wrote:

> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
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> This is the article Nancy mentioned, but it is purely early
> medieval--doesn't mention the beguines.  Best, Megan
>
>
> At 01:38 PM 1/21/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>> is this it?
>>
>> Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg. "The Heroics of Virginity: Brides of
>> Christ and
>> Sacrificial Mutilation." In Women in the Middle Ages and the
>> Renaissance:
>> Literary and Historical Perspectives. ed. Mary Beth Rose. Syracuse:
>> Syracuse University Press, 1986: 29-72
>>
>>
>> On Jan 21, 2005, at 12:51 PM, Nancy Caciola wrote:
>>
>>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
>>> culture
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Jane Tibbetts-Schulenburg has an article about the practice of
>>> piously-motivated female self-mutilation -- it should be exactly what
>>> you need. Unfortunately, I do not have the reference handy, but I
>>> believe the title includes the phrase "Sacrificial Mutilation."
>>> Perhaps
>>> someone else know the full reference.
>>>
>>> bnest,
>>> Nancy Caciola
>>> History/ Program for the Study of Religion
>>> UCSD
>>>
>>> richard landes wrote:
>>>
>>>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
>>>> culture
>>>>
>>>> i remember reading about a woman who mutilated her face to join the
>>>> beguines because they refused her because she was too beautiful.
>>>> does
>>>> anyone have the reference?  is there a treatment of beguine
>>>> attitudes
>>>> towards physical beauty?
>>>> r
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