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Equal in Monastic Profession Religious Women in Medieval France

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ISBN-10: 0226401863

ISBN-13: 9780226401867

Edition: 1991

Authors: Penelope D. Johnson, Catherine R. Stimpson

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In this study of the manner in which medieval nuns lived, Penelope Johnson challenges facile stereotypes of nuns living passively under monastic rule, finding instead that collectively they were empowered by their communal privileges and status to think and act without many of the subordinate attitudes of secular women. In the words of one abbess comparing nuns with monks, they were "different as to their sex but equal in their monastic profession." Johnson researched more than two dozen nunneries in northern France from the eleventh century through the thirteenth century, balancing a qualitative reading of medieval monastic documents with a quantitative analysis of a lengthy…    
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/8/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.91" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Series Editor's
List of Abbreviations
Connecting Links
The Secular Community The Nun and Her Family The Surrounding Lay Society Conclusion
The Ecclesiastical Community Relation to the Church Hierarchy Relations with Other Clerics Conclusion
Organizing Structures
The Search for Perfection Vows Spiritual Life Conclusion
The Structure Administration Jurisdictions Conclusion
The Finances Economic Activities Conclusion
Religious Person Rather Than Woman Positive Images Two Miraculous Events Conclusion
Closing the Doors The Family Model Breakdown Conclusion
The Twenty-six Female Monasteries Studied
List of Monasteries from the Register of
Selected Bibliography