Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8819
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gunnes , Erik.
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  • Title: The Foundation of the Brigittine Monastery of Munkeliv, and its Struggle for Existence [Saint Michael’s monastery at Nordnes was one of Norway’s richest and exclusive monasteries before the Black Death. Although the monastery was founded by a Swedish nobleman named Sten Stenarsson, its location near the commercial town of Bergen, populated by many Germans, led to an increasing amount of German monks housed there. By the late fifteenth century the monastery was in decline and functioned as retirement residence for wealthy townspeople, and its last inhabitants were likely women from prominent Norwegian families. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Collegium Medievale 3, 2 ( 1990): Pages 111 - 122.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Brigittine Order Monasticism Noble Men Noble Women Nordnes, Bergen, Norway- Brigittine Monastery of Saint Michael, also called Munkeliv Social Change Social History Sweden
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  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oslo
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 08019282