Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9661
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schulenburg , Jane Tibbetts.
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  • Title: Gender, Celibacy, and Proscriptions of Sacred Space: Symbol and Practice [In the early and high Middle Ages women were regularly excluded from men's monasteries and from their churches, which held the relics and tombs of many saints. In some cases, monks made accommodations with separate oratories for women or special exceptions for queens and other highly-placed figures. Nevertheless, there are recorded incidents of women who ignored the monastic rules and entered areas forbidden to all females. Schulenburg suggests that in some cases, at least, women considered the rules only man-made and sought equal access to the tombs and relics of the saints. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.  Edited by Michael FrassettoGarland Medieval Casebooks Series.  Garland Publishing, 1998.  Pages 353 - 376.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Churches Gender Hagiography Misogyny Monks Relics Ritual Purity Sacred Space
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12
  • Related Resources: It was perhaps unfortunate that the only essay in the volume to explore the ramifications of monastic and religious reform for gender categories is that of Jane Tibbetts Schulenberg, "Gender, Celibacy, and Proscriptions of Sacred Space: Symbol and Practic
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wisconsin- Madison
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324308
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