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Medieval anchoritisms : gender, space and the solitary life / Liz Herbert McAvoy.

By: Herbert McAvoy, Liz.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gender in the Middle Ages: v. 6.Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2011Description: 1 online resource (ix, 201 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846157929; 1846157927.Subject(s): Hermits | Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | British literature | Civilization, Medieval | Literature, Medieval -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Monasticism and religious orders | Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History | Religion | Literature | RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Medieval | Church history -- Middle Ages | Hermits | 600-1500Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Medieval Anchoritisms.DDC classification: 271/.02 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. Miles Christi: Early Anchoritic Masculinity and the Sacred -- 2. Videte vocacionem vestram: Late-Medieval Male Anchoritism and the Spectral Feminine -- 3. Writing the Flesh: Female Anchoritism and the Master Narrative -- 4. Reading with the Eyes Closed: Revising the Master Narrative -- 5. Mapping the Anchorhold: Anchorites, Borderlands and Liminal Spaces.
Summary: An examination of the importance of anchoritism to social, cultural and religious life in the middle ages.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-194) and index.

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1. Miles Christi: Early Anchoritic Masculinity and the Sacred -- 2. Videte vocacionem vestram: Late-Medieval Male Anchoritism and the Spectral Feminine -- 3. Writing the Flesh: Female Anchoritism and the Master Narrative -- 4. Reading with the Eyes Closed: Revising the Master Narrative -- 5. Mapping the Anchorhold: Anchorites, Borderlands and Liminal Spaces.

An examination of the importance of anchoritism to social, cultural and religious life in the middle ages.

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