Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France

Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France

by Penelope D. Johnson

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ISBN-13: 9780226401973
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Series: Women in Culture and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction
Part I. Connecting Links
2. The Secular Community
The Nun and Her Family
The Surrounding Lay Society
Conclusion
3. The Ecclesiastical Community
Relation to the Church Hierarchy
Relations with Other Clerics
Conclusion
Part II. Organizing Structures
4. The Search for Perfection
Vows
Spiritual Life
Conclusion
5. The Structure
Administration
Jurisdictions
Conclusion
6. The Finances
Economic Activities
Conclusion
Part III. Assessments
7. Religious Person Rather Than Woman
Positive Images
Two Miraculous Events
Conclusion
8. Closing the Doors
The Family Model
Breakdown
Conclusion

Appendix A. The Twenty-six Female Monasteries Studied
Appendix B. List of Monasteries from the Register of Eudes Rigaud
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index

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