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1. Record Number: 4668
Author(s): Pasztor, Edith.
Title : Il monachesimo femminile [women's monasticism appeared in the West later than men's and always was communal, involving some form of enclosure; women shared unequally in the new religious movements of the eleventh through thirteenth centuries; even Clare of Assisi was unable to share fully in the poverty of Francis; despite Heloise's plea for a rule adapted to women's needs, most women's monasteries followed the Benedictine or the Augustinian rule].
Source: Donne e sante: Studi sulla religiosità femminile nel Medio Evo. Edith Pasztor .   Edizioni Studium, 2000.  Pages 21 - 63. Originally published in Dall'eremo al cenobio. 1987. Pages 153-180.
Year of Publication: 2000.

2. Record Number: 11205
Author(s): Leyser, Conrad.
Title : Long-haired Kings and Short-haired Nuns: Writing on the Body in Caesarius of Arles [The rule of the convent of St. John’s, founded by Bishop Caesarius of Arles in 512, specifies that the nuns have short hair. Futhermore, the nuns’ hair must be no longer than the specific length of a certain mark written in the regula manuscripts themselves. This hair length mandate may have arisen out of a desire to distinguish people in monastic orders from the kings in Germaic cultures, who commonly wore long hair. Rather than being a misogynist requirement derived from Scriptural passages on women’s appearance, this hair rule encourages a monastic identification between men and women and builds a tightly-knight community of religious women that resists outside social pressures. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studia Patristica , 24., ( 1993):  Pages 143 - 150. Papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1991. Historica, Theologica et Philosophica, Gnostica
Year of Publication: 1993.