Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17814
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Olsen , Ulla Sander.
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  • Title: Work and Work Ethics in the Nunnery of Syon Abbey in the Fifteenth Century [The author examines the Brigittine Rule and additional legislation for the nuns of Syon for sections dealing with manual labor. Saint Bridget originally declared that all sisters must work and there would be no "conversae" or servant sisters. However, the first nun at Syon refused to honor this provision. At the dissolution of Syon there were four lay sisters to do the heavy work. The nuns spent their work time doing embroidery and copying manuscripts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Mystical Tradition in England: Exeter Symposium 5, ( 1992): Pages 129 - 143.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Brigittine Order Monasticism Poverty- Religious Regula (Bridget of Sweden) Social Class Isleworth, Greater London, England- Syon Abbey, a Brigittine Double House Vadstena, Sweden Women in Religion Work- Religious Aspects
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09507299