Sheela-Na-Gigs: Unravelling an Enigma (BOK)

Barbara Freitag

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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2004 Forfatter Barbara Freitag
Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415345538
Antall sider 232 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Non-graphic art forms