Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman (Paperback)

The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman

By Joyce Salisbury

Routledge, 9780415918374, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 1997



Perpetua's Passion studies the third-century martyrdom of a young woman and places it in the intellectual and social context of her age. Conflicting ideas of religion, family and gender are explored as Salisbury follows Perpetua from her youth in a wealthy Roman household to her imprisonment and death in the arena.

About the Author

Joyce E. Salisbury holds the Frankenthal Professorship of Medieval History and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She is widely published in the fields of religion and medieval studies, and her most recent books include The Beast Within: Animals and Bestiality in the Middle Ages (Routledge, 1994) and Church Fathers, Independent Virgins (1992).