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Author: Betsy J. Bauman-Martin

Title: Mary and the Marquise

Subtitle: Reading the Annunciation in the Romantic Rape Tradition

In: Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literature and Culture

Edited by: Roberta Sterman Sabbath

Place: Leiden and Boston

Publisher: Brill

Year: 2009

Pages: 217-231

Series: Biblical Interpretation 98

ISBN-13: 9789004177529 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9789047430964 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century | European History: English History, German History | Representations: Bible / Gospel of Luke; Representations: Literature / Thomas Hardy, Heinrich von Kleist



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Abstract: »Betsy Bauman-Martin takes up the breach of the human and divine separation in the form of the virgin birth of Jesus. In her essay, Bauman-Martin takes the human perspective of Mary and argues that the submissive depiction of this conception has romanticized male aggression in literature and culture«. (Source: »General Introduction.« Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literature and Culture. Edited by Roberts S. Sabbath. Leiden 2009: 9)


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