Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8484
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kelso , Carl, Jr.
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  • Title: Women in Power: Fontevrault and the Paraclete Compared [The author argues that the Paraclet under Heloise shared many similarities with Fontevrault. Most importantly both institutions and their daughter houses were independent, not being affiliated with any monastic order and using their own rules. Both called for strong abbesses who held authority even over male functionaries. With their emphasis on female responsibility, both houses made provisions for noncloistered nuns to do business with the world. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Comitatus 22, ( 1991): Pages 55 - 69.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Administration Authority Double Houses Fontevrault- l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, France- Abbey, Double House Founded by Robert d'Arbrissel Heloise, Abbess of Le Paraclet Monastic Enclosure Monasticism Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Missouri, Columbia [doctoral student]
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00696412