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The good women of the parish : gender and religion after the Black Death

Author: Katherine L French
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French argues that medieval laywomen both coped with the chaotic changes following the plague and justified their own changing behavior by participating in local religion. Through active engagement in the parish church, the basic unit of public worship, women promoted and validated their own interests and responsibilities.
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French, Katherine L.
Good women of the parish.
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008271376
(OCoLC)154800559
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine L French
ISBN: 9780812201963 0812201965
OCLC Number: 859161693
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 337 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: "My wedding gown to make a vestment": housekeeping and churchkeeping --
Hatched, matched, and dispatched: life cycles and the liturgy --
"My pew in the middle aisle": women at mass --
Maidens' lights and wives' stores: women's parish groups --
"To save them from binding on hock Tuesday": the rise of a women's holiday --
A cross out of bread crumbs: women's piety and impiety --
Epilogue: women and the Reformation --
Appendix A: all-women's groups --
Appendix B: Hocktide celebrations.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Katherine L. French.
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