Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3536
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Elliott , Dyan.
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  • Title: Women and Confession : From Empowerment to Pathology [The author traces the development of the practice of confession. She concentrates in particular on the relationship between the female penitent and the confessor, pointing out the affective aspects with many women predisposed to confess frequently and to be overly scrupulous in their recounting of sins. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski.  Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 31 - 51.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Beguines Confession, Sacrament Confessors Lay Piety Scruples Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0801441129
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