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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young nuns were still keeping birds and also sang their office with farcical
improvisations on the feast of the Holy Innocents. Although the feast was
generally considered a time of acceptable religious licence Archbishop Pecham
complained of ...
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 ...
It seems likely that when Christine realised that life as a nun was her daughter's
dearest wish she used her familiarity with the court and her warm patronage by
the king's brother, Louis, to arrange her daughter's admission. The current
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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