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Cities of ladies : Beguine communities in the medieval low countries, 1200-1565

Author: Walter Simons
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003, ©2001.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The definitive study. . . . A learned, lively, and highly readable book, now the essential introduction to the subject."-Choice

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Simons
ISBN: 0812218531 9780812218534 0812236041 9780812236040
OCLC Number: 53053477
Notes: "First paperback printing 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Women, work, and religion in the southern Low Countries --
The southern Low Countries in the high and late Middle ages --
Household structure and gender --
Religious renewal and dissent before the Beguines --
Women as reformers and heretics --
Lambert le Bègue --
The formation of Beguinages --
Informal communities --
Formal communities --
The contemplative and the active life --
The withdrawal from the world --
Charity --
Teaching --
Manual work --
Saints and workers --
The social composition of Beguine communities --
Social and economic status --
Patrons of the Beguinages --
The success of a formula --
Conflict and coexistence --
The debate --
The inquiries --
The aftermath.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Walter Simons.

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"Destined to become the standard work in beguine history."-Renaissance Quarterly "Walter Simons has written a thorough, scholarly study, long on careful research, to the point on analysis, and Read more...

 
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