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martyrdom and women in early Christianity (secondary lit.)
Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman
"Excellent For Perpetua, perhaps the most famous early Christian martyr."
Making Martyrs in Late Antiquity
"Especially for Agnes, and general info on martyrdom"
Women in Early Christianity: Translations from Greek Texts
"For Greek martyrs (e.g. Blandina)"
Christianity and Roman Society (Key Themes in Ancient History)
"General info on context and martyrdom"
Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church: A Study of a Conflict from the MacCabees to Donatus
'Let us die that we may live': Greek homilies on Christian Martyrs from Asia Minor, Palestine and Syria c.350-c.450 AD
"Wonderful introduction to Greek martyr texts, with very good translations"
The Cult of the Saints (Popular Patristics)
"A helpful introduction to John Chrysostom's interpretation of martyrdom; esp. for the Maccabean mother, Drosis, etc."
Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making (Gender, Theory, and Religion)
The Blood of Martyrs: Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence: The Impact and Memory of Ancient Violence
"Especially interesting for her inisghts on martyrs as mothers / mothers as martyrs"
Women Writers of the Middle Ages: A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua to Marguerite Porete
The History of the Church (Penguin Classics)
"For account of martyrs of Lyon (Blandina)"
The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise And Function In Latin Christianity (Haskell Lecture)
"Essential for context and theology"
Why Study the Past?
"Again, essential for theoogy of martyrdom"
Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics: Source Book on Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World
"A classic sourcebook"
The Suffering Self: Pain and Narrative Representation in the Early Christian Era
"Very insightful and new approach with a good section on Perpetua"
Carnal Knowing: Female Nakedness and Religious Meaning in the Christian West
"Excellent for understanding the female body and martyrdom. Again...Perpetua!"
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