Guidance for Women in Twelfth-century Convents (BOK)

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These translated letters and texts composed for younger and older women in twelfth-century convents illuminate the powerful medieval ideals of virginity and chastity. Abelard's history of women's roles in the church and his letter on women's education, both written for Heloise in her work as abbess, are seen here alongside previously untranslated letters and texts for abbesses and nuns in England and France. An interpretive essay explores the practical and spiritual engagement of women's convents with medieval commemorative and memorial practices, showing that the professional concern of women religious with death goes far beyond the stereotype of nuns as dead to the world, or enclosed in living death. VERA MORTON gained an MA in Medieval Studies at the University of Liverpool in 1994. JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE is Professor of English at Fordham University, NY.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
Boydell Press
ISBN 9781843842958 Antall sider 216
Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm Vekt 256 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Christian life & practice, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Christian communities & monasticism, Gender studies: women