Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8043
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Berman , Constance Hoffman
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  • Title: Noble Women's Power as Reflected in the Foundations of Cistercian Houses for Nuns in Thirteenth-Century Northern France: Port-Royal, les Clairets, Moncey, Lieu and Eau-lez-Chartres [The author examines five Cistercian female houses supported by Matilda of Brunswick, the Countess of the Perche; Matilda of Garlande, Lady of Marly; and Isabelle, Countess of Chartres with the help of her daughter, Matilda of Amboise. Berman argues that these actions reveal the power and authority women exercised and need to be incorporated into the historical narrative. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 137 - 149.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charters and Diplomatics Cistercian Order Economics Monasticism Noble Women Patronage, Ecclesiastical Power Women in Active Roles Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Iowa
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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