Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2995
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lifshitz , Felice.
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  • Title: Is Mother Superior? Towards a History of Feminine "Amtscharisma"
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 117 - 138.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Authority Monasticism Mother, Image of Regensburg, Bayern, Germany- Niedermunster, a Benedictine House Regula Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11
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  • Illustrations: No studies have yet explored the authority and office of female monastic superiors, nor have the latter been taken into account in studies of male monastic authority. Various sources, particularly monastic rules and conciliar legislation, are used to open the issue. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Author's Affiliation: Florida International University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417