Reading Medieval Anchoritism: Ideology and Spiritual Practices

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Mari Hughes-Edwards

Year 2012
Pages 256
Publisher University of Wales Press
Language en
ISBN 9780708325056
File Size 2.03 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This interdisciplinary study of medieval English anchoritism from 1080-1450, explodes the myth of the anchorhold as solitary death-cell, reveals it instead as the site of potential intellectual exchange, and demonstrates an anchoritic spirituality in synch with the wider medieval world.