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Women of the Medieval World: New Perspectives on the Past

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Women of the Medieval World: New Perspectives on the Past - Kirshner, Julius, and Wemple, Suzanne (Editor)
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This fascinating volume breaks new ground in examining the status and lives of women in Europe during the Middle Ages, offering revealing new insights into the role of women in a wide range of religious, sexual and domestic affairs. As this book amply demonstrates, women were central to the spiritual life of the medieval Church: Jo Ann McNamara writes on the legacy of miracles in the nunneries of Merovingian Gaul, Suzanne Wemple on one of the most important female monasteries in northern Italy, and Phyllis Roberts on the ...

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Women of the Medieval World: New Perspectives on the Past 1991, Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN-13: 9780631154921

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