Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages
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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Chapter One Introduction
Pilgrimage and the Fear of Wandering Women
Women and Miraculous Pilgrimage
Women and Devotional Pilgrimage
Women and Compulsory Pilgrimage
Women and NonCorporeal Pilgrimage
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