Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1793
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Galloway , Penelope.
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  • Title: Discreet and Devout Maidens: Women's Involvement in Beguine Communities in Northern France, 1200-1500 [explores the efforts of rulers (including the countesses of Flanders, Jeanne and Marguerite), members of the bourgeoisie, and beguines themselves to develop and finance beguine houses in Douai and Lille].
  • Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.  Edited by Diane Watt.  University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 92 - 115.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Beguines Douai, Nord, France Flanders Lay Piety Lille, Nord, France Patronage, Ecclesiastical Wills Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources: " Penelope Galloway's "'Discreet and Devout Maidens': Women's Involvement in Beguine Communities in Northern France, 1200-1500" adds to the burgeoning literature on Beguines. Her work, however, looks at the less well known groups in Douai and Lille, where the records show a variety of flourishing beguine establishments. Although patronage of beguinages was not exclusively the purview of women, many in these towns owed their existence to the patronage of the countesses of Flanders." From the review written by Katherine L. French of "Medieval Women in Their Communities," "Medieval Review" (TMR ID: 96.12.11). [Reproduced by permission of the "Medieval Review."].
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  • Author's Affiliation: Balliol College, University of Oxford
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042899
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