Veiled Women Volume 1by Sarah Foot
Pub. Date: 06/01/2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
There is no published account of the history of religious women in England before the Norman Conquest. Yet, female saints and abbesses, such as Hild of Whitby or Edith of Wilton, are among the most celebrated women recorded in Anglo-Saxon sources and their stories are of popular interest. This book offers the first general and critical assessment of female religious communities in early medieval England. It transforms our understanding of the different modes of religious vocation and institutional provision and thereby gives early medieval women’s history a new foundation.
- Taylor & Francis
- Publication date:
- Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland Series
- Product dimensions:
- 6.14(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.79(d)
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction; Female religious communities in England, 871-1066; Bibliography; Index of Anglo-Saxon charters.
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