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Motherhood, religion, and society in medieval Europe, 400-1400 : essays presented to Henrietta Leyser

Author: Henrietta Leyser; Conrad Leyser; Lesley Smith
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Church, faith, and culture in the Medieval West.
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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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Motherhood, religion, and society in medieval Europe, 400-1400.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2011
(DLC) 2011015462
(OCoLC)717295370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henrietta Leyser; Conrad Leyser; Lesley Smith
ISBN: 9781409431466 1409431460
OCLC Number: 764448444
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 369 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Henrietta Leyser; 1 Augustine and Monnica; 2 From Maternal Kin to Jesus as Mother: Royal Genealogy and Marian Devotion in the Ninth-century West; 5 In Search of the Good Mother: Twelfth-century Celibacy and Affectivity; 6 Twelfth-century English Mothers; 7 Did Mothers Teach their Children to Read?; 8 Who is my Mother? Honouring Parents in Medieval Exegesis of the Ten Commandments; 9 Making Motherhood in Medieval England: The Evidence from Medicine; 10 Obstacles to Motherhood
Series Title: Church, faith, and culture in the Medieval West.
Responsibility: [edited by] Conrad Leyser and Lesley Smith.

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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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