Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3764
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Fein , Susanna Greer.
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  • Title: Maternity in Aelred of Rievaulx's Letter to His Sister
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 139 - 156.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, Saint- De Institutione Inclusarum Anchoresses Brothers Cistercian Order Handbooks Mother, Image of Sexuality in Literature Sisters Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations: In "De institutione inclusarum," a work addressed to his recluse sister, Aelred of Rievaulx provides spiritual insight through a womb-centered imagery of sexual arousal, pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal pathos that analogizes anchoritic cell to female body. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Author's Affiliation: Kent State University
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417