Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6964
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Crawford , Sally.
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  • Title: Anglo-Saxon Women, Furnished Burial, and the Church [The author discusses the possible meanings of women's burials during the Conversion Period in Anglo-Saxon England. Scholars have attributed Christian or non-Christian beliefs to the locations of burials (churchyards, barrows, and ancestral graveyards), presence or absence of grave goods, and inclusion of seemingly Christian symbols like cruciform jewellry. The need for high status families to display their prestige and wealth through an ostentatious burial of a female member is also an important consideration. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women and Religion in Medieval England.  Edited by Diana Wood.  Oxbow Books, 2003.  Pages 1 - 12.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Burials Crosses and Crucifixes Grave Goods Jewelry Noble Women Social Class Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7-8
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Birmingham
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1842170988
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