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Female Religious Life and the cura monialium in Hirsau Monasticism, c. 1080 - 1150

Hotchin, Julie (2001) Female Religious Life and the cura monialium in Hirsau Monasticism, c. 1080 - 1150. In: Listen Daughter: The Speculum Virginum and the Formation of Religious Life in the Middle Ages. The New Middle Ages . Palgrave, New York, pp. 68-97. ISBN 0312240082

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This article explores the historical context of the Speculum Virginum through an investigation of the expansion of religious life for women in houses founded or reformed by monks of Hirsau in the late eleventh and first half of the twelfth century. Many monastic houses influenced by these reforms incorporated groups of women living as recluses alongside a male monastic community. The Speculum Virginum can be seen as vindicating a way of life that might easily provoke criticism from outsiders.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: monasticism, gender, pastoral care, spirituality
Fields of Research: 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 00:39
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:05
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2775

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