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Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400-1400 : Essays Presented to Henrietta Leyser.

Author: Conrad Leyser; Lesley Smith
Publisher: Ashgate 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume focuses on the paradox of motherhood in the European Middle Ages: to be a mother is at once to hold great power, and by the same token to be acutely vulnerable. The essays analyse the powers and the dangers of motherhood. Three main themes emerge: survival, agency, and institutionalization. The volume spans the Middle Ages, from late Roman North Africa through ninth-century Byzantium to late medieval  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Leyser; Lesley Smith
OCLC Number: 761290172
Description: 1 online resource (388)
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction: Henrietta Leyser, James Campbell; Augustine and Monnica, Kate Cooper; From maternal kin to Jesus as mother: royal genealogy and Marian devotion in the 9th-century West, Conrad Leyser; Dhuoda on dreams, Janet L. Nelson; Motherhood and power in early medieval Europe, west and east: the strange case of the Empress Eirene, Mark Whittow; In search of the good mother: 12th-century celibacy and affectivity, Brian Patrick McGuire; 12th-century English mothers, Henry Mayr-Harting; Did mothers teach their children to read?, Michael Clanchy; Who is my mother? Honouring parents in medieval exegesis of the Ten Commandments, Lesley Smith; Making motherhood in medieval England: the evidence from medicine, Monica H. Green; Obstacles to motherhood, Tony Hunt; A mother's past and her children's futures: female inheritance, family and dynastic hospitals in the 13th century, Sethina Watson; Becoming the Theotokos: Birgitta of Sweden and fulfilment of salvation history, Samuel Fanous; Mothers and orphans in 14th-century London, Caroline M. Barron and Claire A. Martin; Mother or stepmother to history? Joan de Mohun and her chronicle, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne; Bibliography; Henrietta Leyser: principal publications; Index.

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This volume focuses on the paradox of motherhood in the European Middle Ages: to be a mother is at once to hold great power, and by the same token to be acutely vulnerable. The essays analyse the  Read more...
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