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Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England

By Susan S. Morrison

Routledge – 2000 – 208 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

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    978-1-13-800746-8
    April 10th 2014
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    978-0-415-22180-1
    July 13th 2000

Description

This thought-provoking book explores medieval perceptions of pilgrimage, gender and space. It examines real life evidence for the widespread presence of women pilgrims, as well as secular and literary texts concerning pilgrimage and women pilgrims represented in the visual arts. Women pilgrims were inextricably linked with sexuality and their presence on the pilgrimage trails was viewed as tainting sacred space.

Reviews

'Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England will be a valuable aid to the study of late-medieval religious studies.' - Medium Aevum

'This is an exhaustively researched and necessary study in the wider field of pilgrimage, providing new insights into the place of women pilgrims in medieval society.' - Journeys

Name: Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Susan S. Morrison. This thought-provoking book explores medieval perceptions of pilgrimage, gender and space. It examines real life evidence for the widespread presence of women pilgrims, as well as secular and literary texts concerning pilgrimage and women pilgrims...
Categories: Medieval History 400-1500, Medieval Literature