Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2563
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mellinger , Laura.
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  • Title: Politics in the Convent: The Election of a Fifteenth Century Abbess [the record of Perrine du Feu's election by scrutin gives evidence of political maneuvering and factionalism; in the end the rank and file prevailed over the older, higher ranking members].
  • Source URL: Church History (Full Text via JSTOR) 63, 4 (Dec. 1994): 529-540. Link Info target = '_blank'>Church History (Full Text via JSTOR) 63, 4 (Dec. 1994): 529-540. Link Info
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Monastic Elections Monasticism Nuns Power Rennes, Ille- et- Vilaine, France- Abbey of Saint- Georges Women in Religion
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Rennes, Archives D√©partementales d'Ille-et-Vilaine, 23 H 172, 1434, Election of Perrine du Feu.
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  • Table: One table showing the votes cast in the first election for abbess. The data includes the name and office of the voter and the candidate she selected.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: Cornell University
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00096407
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