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Author Spear, Valerie.

Title Leadership in medieval English nunneries / Valerie G. Spear
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 244 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in the history of medieval religion, 0955-2480 ; v. 24
Studies in the history of medieval religion ; v. 24. 0955-2480
Contents 1. The meaning of leadership in the medieval English nunnery -- 2. Leadership and lineage -- 3. Guardians of the brides (care of the female religious by bishops, archbishops and their representatives) -- 4. The lady and the monarchs (the relations of the abbess or prioress with king and pope) -- 5. The distaff and the crosier (balancing financial and spiritual responsibilities) -- 6. The clerical view (interpretations of episcopal reports) -- 7. Shifting perspectives (secular views of the nunnery superiors) -- 8. Epilogue (preparations for the dissolution and reaction to its demands) -- App. A. List of nunneries and incomes -- App. B. List of nunnery superiors -- App. C. Election procedures at Wilton -- App. D. Eulogy for Euphemia of Wherwell
Summary "Examination of the role of the convent superior in the Middle Ages, underlining the amount of power and responsibility at her command"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-231) and index
Subject Abbesses, Christian -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Abbesses, Christian -- England -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1846154081 (electronic bk.)
9781846154089 (electronic bk.)