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Published: 08 May 2018

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198807698

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Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities, 1200-1600

Alison More

  • Questions dominant historical narratives and shows the ways they have influenced modern understanding of pre-modern women's roles in their social and intellectual world.
  • Offers an alternative historiography that enables voices that are generally marginal to be heard.
  • Demonstrates the ways in which labels and libels were fluid, socially constructed, and reflective of the time in which they emerged.
  • Examines the continuities from the later medieval through the early modern period.
  • Brings together a wide array of manuscript and archival material (primarily in Latin and Middle Dutch).