Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 15043
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lazzari , Loredana.
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  • Title: Regine, badesse, sante: il contributo della donna anglosassone all'evangelizzazione (secc. VII e VIII) [Anglo-Saxon women inherited a peacemaking role from their Germanic ancestors while adding a new responsibility for spreading the gospel. Well-born Anglo-Saxon nuns might become abbesses, even of double houses. Holy nuns feature prominently in Anglo-Saxon hagiography, and Aldhelm wrote on virginity for nuns. Later generations of nuns were more thoroughly subjected to male authority. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Studi Medievali 39, 2 (Dicembre 1998): Pages 601 - 632.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, Saint- Prosa de Virginitate Barking, Greater London, England- Women's Monastery Bede, The Venerable, Scholar Boniface, Saint Double Houses Leoba, Abbess of Tauberbischofsheim, Saint Monasticism Nuns Virginity Whitby,
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7-8
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03918467
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