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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] The Golden Legend of Mary Magdalene

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In the late medieval period, Jacobus de Voragine’s The Golden Legend became the primary source on the Catholic saints for laity in Europe. Because of this book, many myths became popularized, such as the legend that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and the incorrect identification of Magdala with other figures, such as Mary of Bethany and the adulterous woman of John 8. In this essay, I will trace the influence of The Golden Legend on three major medieval works about Mary Magdalene: Donatello’s “Penitent Mary,” Chaucer’s “Orygenes upon the Maudeleyne,” and the Digby play, Mary Magdalene.



Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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