Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages

Until recently, the figure of the medieval anchorite and the underlying ideological concepts that framed her day to day existence have escaped detailed examination, despite the anchorite s importance to the study of medieval culture This collection brings together leading scholars in the field of gender and anchoritic studies in order to examine anchoritic enclosure fromUntil recently, the figure of the medieval anchorite and the underlying ideological concepts that framed her day to day existence have escaped detailed examination, despite the anchorite s importance to the study of medieval culture This collection brings together leading scholars in the field of gender and anchoritic studies in order to examine anchoritic enclosure from a variety of different perspectives In so doing, Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs offers illuminating conclusions about how the phenomenon of anchoritism was affected by, and in turn, influenced contemporary notions of gender difference.
Anchorites Wombs and Tombs Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages Until recently the figure of the medieval anchorite and the underlying ideological concepts that framed her day to day existence have escaped detailed examination despite the anchorite s importance

  • Title: Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages
  • Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy Liz Herbert McAvoy
  • ISBN: 9780708318638
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
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