Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 July 1987

214 Pages | illus., map

ISBN: 9780198212744

Bookseller Code (06)

The Life of Christina of Markyate

A Twelfth Century Recluse

Edited and translated by C.H. Talbot

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Medieval Texts

Born of well-to-do burgesses of Huntingdon, England in the 12th century, young Christina of Markyate vowed celibacy and became a nun in order to escape the matrimonial snares set by her parents and their friends. This classic biography, recovered from the British Library by C.H.Talbot, is an exceptionally vivid account of the struggles of a young medieval girl, providing valuable insight into 12th-century ecclesiastical and social history.


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