Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3856
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Webb , Diana.
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  • Title: Women Pilgrims of the Middle Ages [The author provides a brief overview with illustrations from medieval art; aimed at a popular audience, there are no footnotes].
  • Source: History Today 48, 7 (July 1998): Pages 20 - 26.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Nuns Pilgrimage
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Ten Figures. Figure One Representation of Lady Elizabeth Cobham, late fourteenth century. Figure Two Thierry Bouts, painting in which three pilgrims with the cockle-shell of St. James of Compostela honor the saint, fifteenth century. Figure Three Statue of Pope Boniface VIII who legislated to limit women's opportunities for pilgrimage. Figure Four Manuscript illustration of the Wife of Bath from a fifteenth century manuscript. Figure Five Manuscript illustration of female and male pilgrims seeking cures at the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey, thirteenth century. Figure Six Master of S. Sebastiano, painting of the sick gathered around a shrine, fifteenth century. Figure Seven Reliquary of an object of pilgrimage and also on the main route to Compostela. Figure Eight Andrea Bonaiuti, "The Church Militant" (Florence, S. Maria Novella). Figure Nine Hans Memling, painting from a cycle about St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins, late fifteenth century. Figure Ten The abbey church of Vezelay, France, built from the late twelfth century. It attracted pilgrims in the thousands to see its relics of Mary Magdalene.
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  • Author's Affiliation: King's College, University of London
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00182753