Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 133
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Danion , Bertille, Christine Dumont and Jean- Yves Langlois
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  • Title: Les Moniales cisterciennes de l'abbaye de Maubuisson (Val-d'Oise), à travers les différents lieux d'inhumations
  • Source: La Femme pendant le Moyen Âge et l'époque moderne. Actes des Sixiémes Journées Anthropologiques de Valbonne 9-10-11 juin 1992.  Edited by Luc BuchetDossier de Documentation Archéologique, 17.  CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques) Éditions, 1994.  Pages 13 - 29.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Burials Human Remains Monasticism Saint-Ouen l'Aumone, Val d'Oiser, France- Female Cistercian Abbey of Maubuisson Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13- 14- 15- 16- 17- 18
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  • Illustrations: Six illustrations. Figure One Map showing the different funerary areas in the Abbey of Maubuisson: 1. The church, 2. Chapter House, 3. Cloister, 4. Cemetery near the apse of the church, 5. The Saint-Michel church and its cemetery. Figure Two Plan of the tombs in the Chapter House, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Figure Three Plan of the tombs in the Chapter House, fifteenth century. Figure Four Plan of the tombs in the Chapter House, sixteenth century. Figure Five Plan of the tombs in the Chapter House, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Figure Six Plan of the tombs in the Chapter House, 1747.
  • Table: One table and three graphs. Table One Divisions by ages and by social group (nuns, lay sisters, office holders, and nuns who were also office holders) based on the "Register of Deaths." Graph One Bar graph representing the mortality of the nuns according to age group and social group. Graph Two Bar graph of the mortality of individuals from the modern era buried in Maubuisson. Graph Three Bar graph showing anatomical abnormalities (including the pelvis and the knees) according to where the bodies were buried.
  • Abstract: In the Maubuisson abbey, written sources yield information about the funerary practices and statues of the nuns there buried. When compared with an archaeological and anthropological analysis of the burials, these sources reveal, from some points of view such as funerary practices, mortality, stress indicators and pathology, different funerary selections in two burying areas under study, namely the chapter house and the western gallery of the cloister: the first is reserved for officers, and the latter for nuns and lay sisters.
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2271051576
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