Guidance for Women in Twelfth-century Convents Paperback

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Guidance for Women in Twelfth-century Convents

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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.

Guidance for Women in Twelfth-century Convents by Vera Morton was published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd in March 2012. The ISBN for Guidance for Women in Twelfth-century Convents is 9781843842958.

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Page last updated 27th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd (March 2012)
Weight256g
Number of Pages216
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781843842958
ISBN-101843842955
Product Code4031520
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