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The Resource Equal in monastic profession : religious women in Medieval France, Penelope D. Johnson

Equal in monastic profession : religious women in Medieval France, Penelope D. Johnson

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Equal in monastic profession : religious women in Medieval France
Title
Equal in monastic profession
Title remainder
religious women in Medieval France
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Penelope D. Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
In this study of the manner in which medieval nuns lived, Penelope Johnson challenges facile stereotypes of nuns living passively under monastic rule, finding instead that collectively they were empowered by their communal privileges and status to think and act without many of the subordinate attitudes of secular women. In the words of one abbess comparing nuns with monks, they were "different as to their sex but equal in their monastic profession." Johnson researched more than two dozen nunneries in northern France from the eleventh century through the thirteenth century, balancing a qualitative reading of medieval monastic documents with a quantitative analysis of a lengthy thirteenth-century visitation record which allows an important comparison of nuns and monks. A fascinating look at the world of medieval spirituality, this work enriches our understanding of women's role in premodern Europe and in church history
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1938-
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Johnson, Penelope D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in culture and society
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  • Nuns
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
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Equal in monastic profession : religious women in Medieval France, Penelope D. Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-287) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
22274724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780226401850
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90045510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1363272
Label
Equal in monastic profession : religious women in Medieval France, Penelope D. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
22274724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780226401850
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90045510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1363272

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