Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7839
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schein , Sylvia.
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  • Title: Bridget of Sweden, Margery Kempe, and Women's Jerusalem Pilgrimages in the Middle Ages [The author argues that there were unique motivations for women's pilgrimage to Jerusalem; because of their devotion to the humanity of Christ, they wanted to relive his sufferings in the places where it had happened.]
  • Source: Mediterranean Historical Review 14, 1 (June 1999): Pages 44 - 58.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bridget of Sweden, Saint Devotional Practices Hagiography Jerusalem, Israel/West Bank Kempe, Margery, Mystic Mystics Pilgrimage Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Abstract: This study analyzes accounts of Jerusalem pilgrimage by two women, Bridget of Sweden and Margery Kempe. Analysis of the two accounts within the broader context of the place of Jerusalem pilgrimage in female spirituality, together with a brief survey of pilgrimage to Jerusalem by women in the Middle Ages, show the religious climate, which enabled women to undertake such journeys. It also depicts meaningful differences between the perceptions of men and women of the time, regarding the character of Jerusalem's sanctity. [Reproduced from the journal page on the Taylor Francis Online website: http://www.tandfonline.com/.]

  • Author's Affiliation: University of Haifa
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09518967
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