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Guidance for Women in Twelfth-century Convents

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by Vera Morton

    • Author

      Vera Morton

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Boydell & Brewer Ltd

    • Published

      March 2012

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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.

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      • Author

        Vera Morton

      • Book Format

        Paperback / softback

      • Publisher

        Boydell & Brewer Ltd

      • Published

        March 2012

      • Weight

        255g

      • Page Count

        216

      • Dimensions

        140 x 216 x 12 mm

      • ISBN

        9781843842958

      • ISBN-10

        1843842955

      • Eden Code

        4031520

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      • Author/Creator: Vera Morton

      • ISBN: 9781843842958

      • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

      • Release Date: March 2012

      • Weight: 255g

      • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 12 mm

      • Eden Code: 4031520


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