Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3960
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wogan-Browne , Jocelyn.
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  • Title: Queens, Virgins, and Mothers: Hagiographic Representations of the Abbess and Her Powers in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Britain [The author briefly explores a variety of themes related to abbesses including royalty, vocation, virginity, role as a mother, asceticism, and miracles. Wogan-Browne also compares the activities of Saint Modwenna as reported in her Anglo-Norman life with records concerning Ela, countess of Salisbury and founder-abbess of the convent of Lacock. The author argues that the ultimate goals for administration, protection, and economic development of their respective houses were very much the same. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women and Sovereignty.  Edited by Louise Olga Fradenburg. Cosmos: The Yearbook of the Traditional Cosmology Society, volume 7Cosmos: The Yearbook of the Traditional Cosmology Society, 7.  Edinburgh University Press, 1992.  Pages 14 - 35.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Authority Hagiography Miracles Monasticism Power Women in Literature Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Liverpool University
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0748603204