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Medieval Anchoritisms: Gender, Space and the Solitary Life / Liz Herbert McAvoy

Swansea University Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy

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This book takes as its focus the wider cultural importance of medieval anchoritism within a context of varying religious landscapes an epistemologies. Drawing upon a range of contemporary gender and spatial theories, it also investigates the complex gender dynamics of the reclusive life and the spac...

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Published: Cambridge D.S. Brewer 2011
Online Access: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Medieval-Anchoritisms-Gender-Solitary-Middle/dp/1843842777
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11179
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Abstract: This book takes as its focus the wider cultural importance of medieval anchoritism within a context of varying religious landscapes an epistemologies. Drawing upon a range of contemporary gender and spatial theories, it also investigates the complex gender dynamics of the reclusive life and the spaces which it generated.
Keywords: Anchoritism; gender history; enclosure; medieval writing
College: College of Arts and Humanities