Anchorites, Wombs and Tombs
Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle AgeseBook - 2005
Until recently, the figure of the medieval anchorite and the underlying ideological concepts that framed her day-to-day existence have escaped detailed examination, despite the anchorite's importance to the study of medieval culture. This collection brings together leading scholars in the field of gender and anchoritic studies in order to examine anchoritic enclosure from a variety of different perspectives. In so doing, "Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs" offers illuminating conclusions about how the phenomenon of anchoritism was affected by, and in turn, influenced contemporary notions of gender difference.
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2005
Characteristics: ix, 226 p. ; 23 cm