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Women's monasticism and medieval society : nunneries in France and England, 890-1215

Author: Bruce L Venarde
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this innovative and engaging work, Bruce L. Venarde uncovers a largely unknown story of women's religious lives and puts female monasticism in the mainstream of medieval ecclesiastical history. Venarde deftly interweaves narrative and statistical data to describe in broad historical context the multiplication of French and English nunneries during the central Middle Ages."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Venarde, Bruce L., 1962-
Women's monasticism and medieval society.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96030260
(OCoLC)35008240
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce L Venarde
ISBN: 9781501717246 1501717243
OCLC Number: 1037275439
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The expansion of female monasticism in the Central Middle Ages --
The old-fashioned way: Foundations in the tenth and eleventh centuries --
Nunneries in the Age of Change, circa 1080-circa 1170 --
Social and economic contexts in the eleventh and twelfth centuries --
The end of an era, circa 1170-circa 1215.
Responsibility: Bruce L. Venarde.

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"In this innovative and engaging work, Bruce L. Venarde uncovers a largely unknown story of women's religious lives and puts female monasticism in the mainstream of medieval ecclesiastical history. Venarde deftly interweaves narrative and statistical data to describe in broad historical context the multiplication of French and English nunneries during the central Middle Ages."--Jacket.

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