Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages

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BRILL, Mar 16, 2009 - History - 328 pages
Women commonly became pilgrims in Latin Christendom in the later Middle Ages, despite the opposition of contemporary critics. This book explores women’s participation in many forms of pilgrimage, and also their construction of positive interpretations of that participation.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Pilgrimage and the Fear of Wandering Women
21
Women and Miraculous Pilgrimage
79
Women and Devotional Pilgrimage
131
Women and Compulsory Pilgrimage
175
Women and NonCorporeal Pilgrimage
221
Conclusions on Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages
261
Appendix
269
Bibliography
281
Index
301
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