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  • Life and Death in a Venetian Conventby Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni; Daniel Bornstein

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    These works by Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni offer an intimate portrait of the women who inhabited the Venetian convent of Corpus Domini, where they shared a religious life bounded physically by the convent wall and organized temporally by the rhythms of work and worship. At the same time, they show how this cloistered community vibrated with news of... more...

  • Lives of Spiritby Dr Nicky Hallett; Ms Anne Lake Prescott; Dr Betty S Travitsky

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Nicky Hallett has uncovered a major new source of material by and about English nuns living in exile in the Low Countries during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This volume presents the women's voices in unmediated form, direct in all their vibrancy, with an extensive introduction that provides historical and cultural contexts for an understanding... more...

  • Medieval Religious Women in the Low Countriesby Wybren Scheepsma; David F. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    A case study of the Chapter of Windesheim and the texts produced there illuminates the female spiritual experience of the Modern Devotion, a northern European movement of the late fourteenth century. more...

  • Nunsby Silvia Evangelisti

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 26.99

    The fascinating story of the women who have lived in religious communities, from the dawn of the modern age onwards - their ideals and achievements, frustrations and failures, and their attempts to reach out to the society around them. - ;Cloistered and inaccessible 'brides of Christ'? Or socially engaged women, active in the outside world... more...

  • Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticismby Scott G. Bruce

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A study of religious silence and sign language in an early medieval abbey. more...

  • Wandering, Begging Monksby Daniel Folger Caner

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    An apostolic lifestyle characterized by total material renunciation, homelessness, and begging was practiced by monks throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries. Such monks often served as spiritual advisors to urban aristocrats whose patronage gave them considerable authority and independence from episcopal control. This book is... more...

  • Goscelin of Saint-Bertinby Rosalind C. Love

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 244.99

    From the tenth century, the monastic community at Ely venerated a group of female saints: --AElig--;thelthryth, its founding patroness, who died in 679, supposedly a virgin despite two marriages; her sister Seaxburh; another supposed sister Wihtburh, whose remains had been stolen by the monks of Ely from her tomb in Norfolk; Seaxburgh's daughter... more...

  • The Premonstratensian Order in Late Medieval Englandby Joseph A. Gribbin

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 99.00

    Detailed study of monastic life of the English white canons, based on 15c visitation records. more...

  • Reading in the Wildernessby Jessica Brantley

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    Just as twenty-first-century technologies like blogs and wikis have transformed the once private act of reading into a public enterprise, devotional reading experiences in the Middle Ages were dependent upon an oscillation between the solitary and the communal. In Reading in the Wilderness , Jessica Brantley uses tools from both literary criticism... more...