Veiled Women Volume 1

Veiled Women Volume 1

by Sarah Foot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754600432

ISBN-13: 9780754600435

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754600435
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Series:
Studies in Early Medieval Britain Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Evidential and historiographical problems; Religious women in England before the first Viking Age; The disappearance of the early Anglo-Saxon nun; Women and the tenth-century monastic revolution; Widows and vowesses; A typology of congregations of women religious in later Anglo-Saxon England; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

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