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Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Kati Ihnat


This book explores a key moment in the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary and the way the Jews became central to her story. Benedictine monks in England at the turn of the twelfth century developed many innovative ways to venerate Mary as the most powerful saintly intercessor. They sought her mercy on a weekly and daily basis with extensive liturgical practices, commemorated additional moments of her life on special feast days, and praised her above all other human beings with new doctrines that claimed her Immaculate Conception and bodily Assumption. Drawing from theological and legendary tr ... More

Keywords: veneration, Mary, Jews, Immaculate Conception, bodily Assumption, miracle, devotion, liturgy, sermon, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691169538
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kati Ihnat, author
Radboud University Nijmegen