Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8855
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Archer , Rowena.
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  • Title: Piety in Question: Noblewomen and Religion in the Later Middle Ages [The author argues that historians have relied on the lives of a few exceptional women to construct a history of noble women's religiosity. In many cases religious observances were conventional and the preoccupations of a worldly life took precedence. The author briefly discusses such topics as devotional literature, marriage and liaisons forbidden by the church, widowhood, pilgrimage, almsgiving, and fouding of religious institutions. Individuals profiled include Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women and Religion in Medieval England.  Edited by Diana Wood.  Oxbow Books, 2003.  Pages 118 - 140.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charity Human Behavior Lay Piety Noble Women Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oxford, Harris Manchester College
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1842170988