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Leadership in medieval English nunneries

Author: Valerie Spear
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2005.
Series: Studies in the history of medieval religion, v. 24.
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"Examination of the role of the convent superior in the Middle Ages, underlining the amount of power and responsibility at her command"--Provided by publisher.
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Spear, Valerie.
Leadership in medieval English nunneries.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005002078
(OCoLC)57579324
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Spear
ISBN: 9781846154089 1846154081 1282080849 9781282080843
OCLC Number: 666927048
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. The meaning of leadership in the medieval English nunnery --
2. Leadership and lineage --
3. Guardians of the brides (care of the female religious by bishops, archbishops and their representatives) --
4. The lady and the monarchs (the relations of the abbess or prioress with king and pope) --
5. The distaff and the crosier (balancing financial and spiritual responsibilities) --
6. The clerical view (interpretations of episcopal reports) --
7. Shifting perspectives (secular views of the nunnery superiors) --
8. Epilogue (preparations for the dissolution and reaction to its demands) --
App. A. List of nunneries and incomes --
App. B. List of nunnery superiors --
App. C. Election procedures at Wilton --
App. D. Eulogy for Euphemia of Wherwell.
Series Title: Studies in the history of medieval religion, v. 24.
Responsibility: Valerie G. Spear.
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"Examination of the role of the convent superior in the Middle Ages, underlining the amount of power and responsibility at her command"--Provided by publisher.

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