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On the Purification of Women: Churching in Northern France, 1100-1500
     

On the Purification of Women: Churching in Northern France, 1100-1500

by P. Rieder
 

ISBN-10: 1403969698

ISBN-13: 9781403969699

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book is a social history of the ritual and custom of churching, a liturgical rite of purification after childbirth performed on a woman's first visit to church after giving birth. The book describes the development of the rite from its original meaning as a response to blood pollution to its redefinition as a rite that honoured marriage.

Overview

This book is a social history of the ritual and custom of churching, a liturgical rite of purification after childbirth performed on a woman's first visit to church after giving birth. The book describes the development of the rite from its original meaning as a response to blood pollution to its redefinition as a rite that honoured marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403969699
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Series:
The New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Cum Lumine et Oblatione: The Origins of Churching in France Ob Honorem Sacramenti Matrimonii: The Redefinition of Churching Quia Pollutae et Peccatrices Erant: Clerical Views of Churching Salvam Fac Famulam Tuam, Domine: The Liturgical Ritual of Churching Si Vero Mulier Gravi Infirmitate: The Ritual of Churching for Ill Mothers Toute Bonne Femme Doit Touzjours Rendre Graces à Dieu: Churching as a Women's Rite Pour le Jour de la Feste des Dites Relevailles: Churching, Honor, and Social Order Epilogue and Conclusions Bibliography

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