Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7631
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gilchrist , Roberta.
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  • Title: Blessed Art Thou Among Women: the Archaeology of Female Piety [The author discusses the orientation, archaeological, and iconographic details of medieval British cloisters and other women’s monastic buildings. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society c. 1200-1500.  Edited by P.J.P. Goldberg.  Alan Sutton Publishing, 1992.  Pages 212 - 226.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Architecture- Religious Cloisters, Monastic Iconography Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Monasticism Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: One Figure. Figure One Map showing the distribution of cloisters placed to the north and south of churches.
  • Table: One Graph. Graph One Chronology of cloister orientation, 1020-1340.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0862998646
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