Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8703
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Koopmans , Rachel M.
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  • Title: The Conclusion of Christina of Markyate's "Vita" [the author argues that Christina's "Vita" was left unfinished due to the death of Geoffrey, Abbot of St. Alban's, and supporter of and believer in Christina's sanctity]; evidently some of the monks were dismayed at Geoffrey's spending on alms (including twice rebuilding Markyate for Christina) as welll as the rumors about sexual improprieties between the abbot and the holy woman].
  • Source: Journal of Ecclesiastical History 51, 4 (October 2000): Pages 663 - 698.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abbots Christina of Markyate, Recluse Geoffrey of Gorron, Abbot of Saint Albans Monastery Hagiography Manuscripts Monasticism Monks Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius Ei. The manuscript dates from the fourteenth century. It is missing a folio and was damaged in a fire in 1731.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00220469
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