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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CHAPTER SIX Women who Prayed: Recluses and Mystics The communal life of
nuns and, to a lesser extent, beguines was not the only possible pattern for
medieval women anxious to lead a life centred on religion. There was also the ...
Mystics The basically regular and ascetic life of the twelfth and thirteenth century
recluse became in the following two centuries more and more oriented not only
towards contemplation, but towards the hope, and even expectation, of mystical ...
Mention has already been made of the three great mystics at the convent of
Helfta - Mechtild of Magdeburg, Mechtild of Hackeborn, and Gertrude of Helfta.
Unlike Herrad of Hohenbourg's Garden of Delights, which seems to have had no
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