IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 743: Re-Inventing the Virgin, Anne, and Salome between the 12th and 15th Centuries

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Prato Consortium for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Organiser:Constant J. Mews, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:Kathleen Neal, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Paper 743-aThe Virgin Spins the Veil of the Temple: Medieval Use of the Protoevangelion
(Language: English)
Natasha Amendola, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 743-bRe-Inventing Salome, James the Just, and James the Great in the 12th Century: Maurice of Kirkham and Herbert of Bosham on the Salomites
(Language: English)
Constant J. Mews, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 743-cIn Defense of St Anne: Re-Evaluating a Late Medieval Witness to the Question of Anne's Three Marriages
(Language: English)
Samuel Baudinette, Divinity School, University of Chicago, Illinois
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Abstract

The Protoevangelion exercised huge influence in shaping medieval understanding the Virgin as daughter of Joachim and Anne. This session considers its imagery of the Virgin as spinning, as well as claims that St Anne re-married after the death of Joachim, to Cleophas, and then Salome. While this idea that Salome was a man, whose daughter Mary was the mother of the sons of Zebedee, of James and John, was questioned by Maurice of Kirkham and Herbert of Bosham, they did not shift dominant views other than those of an unknown treatise, preserved in a 15th century manuscript.