Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages

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Until recently, the figure of the medieval anchorite and the underlying ideological concepts that framed her day-to-day existence have escaped detailed examination, despite the anchorite s importance to the study of medieval culture. This collection brings together leading scholars in the field of gender and anchoritic studies in order to examine anchoritic enclosure from a variety of different perspectives. In so doing, "Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs" offers illuminating conclusions about how the phenomenon of anchoritism ...

Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages 2010, University of Wales Press

ISBN-13: 9780708322000

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