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‘“3e beoð þe ancren of Englond . . . a þah 3e weren an cuuent of Chester”: Liminal Spaces and the Anchoritic Life in Medieval Chester’ / Liz Herbert McAvoy

Mapping the Medieval City: Space, Place and Identity in Chester c.1200-1600, Pages: 99 - 113

Swansea University Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy

Abstract

This essay examines the many expressions of the anchoritic life in medieval Chester and its borderland environs, arguing for its political and social impact upon an unstable region of shifting identities.

Published in: Mapping the Medieval City: Space, Place and Identity in Chester c.1200-1600
Published: Cardiff, UK University of Wales Press 2011
Online Access: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo13315011.html
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11862
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Abstract: This essay examines the many expressions of the anchoritic life in medieval Chester and its borderland environs, arguing for its political and social impact upon an unstable region of shifting identities.
Keywords: Medieval history; medieval religion; gender; anchoritism
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 99
End Page: 113