Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries

Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries

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qExamination of the role of the convent superior in the Middle Ages, underlining the amount of power and responsibility at her commandq--Provided by publisher.However, linear forms of this kind cannot show the constant change which affected the dynamics of the whole. ... Many of those listed as abbesses and prioresses for the period nominated remain determinedly hidden, particularly those ... Material from wills, charters and letters reveals strong bonds between secular supporters and the women in charge of the nunneries. ... valued as intercessors and as providers of community service, which included hospitality and the care Conclusion.

Title:Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries
Author:Valerie Spear
Publisher:Boydell Press - 2005-01-01


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