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Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England

Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England by Susan S. Morrison
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This thought-provoking book explores medieval perceptions of pilgrimage, gender and space. It examines real life evidence for the widespread presence of women pilgrims, as well as secular and literary texts concerning pilgrimage and women pilgrims represented in the visual arts. Women pilgrims were inextricably linked with sexuality and their presence on the pilgrimage trails was viewed as tainting sacred space.
Taylor and Francis; November 2002
207 pages; ISBN 9781134737604
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Title: Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England
Author: Susan S. Morrison