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Author Edwards, Jennifer C

Title Superior women : medieval female authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix / Jennifer C. Edwards
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
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Contents Introduction -- Establishing authority in Poitiers: Radegund and the foundation of Sainte-Croix -- Early tests of Radegund's strategies -- Illuminating the saint -- Disputing privileges -- The miracles and decoration of Sainte-Radegonde -- Processions and privileges -- Contested elections and reform -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This books tells the story of how the abbesses of the monastery of Sainte-Croix in Poitiers, France gained the respect and support of powerful male officials, such as the king and the pope, throughout the Middle Ages, primarily by drawing upon the strategies for winning support of Saint Radegund, a sixth century queen and founder of the monastery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 3, 2019)
Subject Abbaye Sainte-Croix de Poitiers -- History
Abbesses, Christian -- France -- Poitiers -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- France -- History -- To 1500
Church history.
Middle Ages.
Women's studies.
France -- History -- Medieval period, 987-1515
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191874523