A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life
Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women
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25 Heloise discussed with Abelard the problems of adjusting the Benedictine
Rule to make it suitable for nuns did so not for love of God, but for love of Abelard,
but argument still rages over whether this continued to be her motivation during ...
Birgitta had conceived the order and obtained approval for its rule, though not for
her claim that it had been dictated to her by Christ, but her daughter Catherine
was chiefly responsible for its establishment and spread. English translations of ...
However, as the church urged a stricter, more overtly religious rule for those
serving in hospitals, they were required to take vows of poverty, chastity and
obedience, wear a religious habit, and spend more time on religious exercises.
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This excellent synthesis of contemporary literature explores the activities of women at all social levels in France, England, the Low Countries, and Germany between 1100 and 1500: queens and noble ... Read full review
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