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Medieval Anchorites in their Communities / Liz Herbert McAvoy, Cate Gunn

Swansea University Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy

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Medieval anchorites have long been viewed as solitary and isolated religious figures. The contributors to this volume, however, offer a different stance, arguing that the medieval anchorite was frequently both a social and communal figure, interacting with others on a variety of different levels: me...

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ISBN: 9781843844624
ISSN: 09552480
Published: Woodbridge, Suffolk : D.S. Brewer is an imprint of Boydell & Brewer D. S. Brewer 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa34595
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Abstract: Medieval anchorites have long been viewed as solitary and isolated religious figures. The contributors to this volume, however, offer a different stance, arguing that the medieval anchorite was frequently both a social and communal figure, interacting with others on a variety of different levels: metaphysical, spiritual and textual.
Keywords: anchorite; hermit; solitude; sociability, church history Middle Ages, 600-1500, hermits England history; congresses.
College: College of Arts and Humanities