Women's Space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church

Women s Space Patronage Place and Gender in the Medieval Church This interdisciplinary collection addresses the location of women and their bequests within the single most important public and social space in pre Reformation Europe the Roman Catholic Church This i

  • Title: Women's Space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church
  • Author: Virginia Chieffo Raguin Sarah Stanbury
  • ISBN: 9780791463666
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • This interdisciplinary collection addresses the location of women and their bequests within the single most important public and social space in pre Reformation Europe the Roman Catholic Church This innovative focus brings attention to gender and space as experienced in the medieval parish as well as in monastic and cathedral space Through provocative handling of historThis interdisciplinary collection addresses the location of women and their bequests within the single most important public and social space in pre Reformation Europe the Roman Catholic Church This innovative focus brings attention to gender and space as experienced in the medieval parish as well as in monastic and cathedral space Through provocative handling of historical content and theory, the contributors explore strategies of exclusion and of inclusion and note patterns of later writers who neglect or rewrite records of female presence.Essays on the York religious cycle, the chronicle of the monastery at Ely, and The Book of Margery Kempe explore how medieval writers used texts as fictive spaces on which to graft responses to the gendered uses of real church buildings These text based essays are juxtaposed with tightly focused archival research in art history and history on Florentine patronage and English parish seating, as well as with broadly synthetic studies on access of women to shrines and on gendered left right placement in ritual art.

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    • This is a really fascinating collection of essays, which examines the relationship of gender and space in medieval religious settings: cathedrals, monasteries and parishes. The authors use a wide variety of sources—artistic, archaeological, literary and documentary—to illustrate that space is no more innocent than language. Spatial restrictions were enforced in religious spaces against both lay and vowed women in the Middle Ages, but there is also evidence of women either defying such restri [...]


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