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Crown and veil : female monasticism from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries

Author: Jeffrey F HamburgerSusan MartiDietlinde HamburgerRuhrlandmuseum Essen.Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.All authors
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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"Crown and Veil offers a broad introduction to the history and visual culture of female monasticism in the Middle Ages, from the earliest communities of Late Antiquity to the Reformation. Scholars from numerous disciplines offer a wide range of perspectives not to be found in any other single book on the subject, placing the art, architecture, literature, liturgy, religious practices, and economic foundations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey F Hamburger; Susan Marti; Dietlinde Hamburger; Ruhrlandmuseum Essen.; Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.; NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft Düsseldorf.
ISBN: 9780231139809 0231139802
OCLC Number: 180989446
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Essays originally commissioned for the exhibition Krone und Schleier: Kunst aus mittelalterlichen Frauenklostern.
Translated from the German.
Description: xxii, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Histories of female monasticism / Jeffrey F. Hamburger --
Early monasteries and foundations (500-1200): an introduction / Jan Gerchow [and others] --
The time of the orders, 1200-1500: an introduction / Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Petra Marx, and Susan Marti --
Between this world and the next: the art of religious women in the Middle Ages / Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Robert Suckale --
Church and cloister: the architecture of female monasticism in the Middle Ages / Carola Jäggi and Uwe Lobbedey --
"Nuns' work," "caretaker institutions," and "women's movements": some thoughts about a modern historiography of medieval monasticism / Jan Gerchow and Susan Marti --
The visionary texts and visual worlds of religious women / Barbara Newman --
Patterns of female piety in the later Middle Ages / Caroline Walker Bynum --
Time and space: liturgy and rite in female monasteries of the Middle Ages / Gisela Muschiol --
Founders, donors, and saints: patrons of nuns' convents / Hedwig Röckelein --
Pastoral care in female monasteries: sacramental services, spiritual edification, ethical discipline / Klaus Schreiner --
Household and prayer: medieval convents as economic entities / Werner Rösener --
Wanderers between worlds: visitors, letters, wills, and gifts as means of communication in exchanges between cloister and the world / Gabriela Signori.
Other Titles: Krone und Schleier.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Susan Marti ; translated by Dietlinde Hamburger ; foreword by Caroline Walker Bynum.
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