Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8201
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wogan-Browne , Jocelyn.
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  • Title: Chaste Bodies: Frames and Experiences [The author explores the "Ancrene Wisse," arguing that it embodies an ideology of containment for women in its emphasis on the enclosed, chaste body. At the same time there are slips since the manuscript shows glimpses of a textual community and even of anchoresses living together. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Framing Medieval Bodies.  Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin.  Manchester University Press, 1994.  Pages 24 - 42.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Anchoresses Body Chastity Monastic Enclosure Readers Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Liverpool
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0719036151
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