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The Resource Sacred communities, shared devotions : gender, material culture, and monasticism in late medieval Germany, by June L. Mecham ; edited by Alison I. Beach, Constance H. Berman and Lisa M. Bitel

Sacred communities, shared devotions : gender, material culture, and monasticism in late medieval Germany, by June L. Mecham ; edited by Alison I. Beach, Constance H. Berman and Lisa M. Bitel

Label
Sacred communities, shared devotions : gender, material culture, and monasticism in late medieval Germany
Title
Sacred communities, shared devotions
Title remainder
gender, material culture, and monasticism in late medieval Germany
Statement of responsibility
by June L. Mecham ; edited by Alison I. Beach, Constance H. Berman and Lisa M. Bitel
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Language
eng
Summary
"'Sacred communities, shared devotions' takes us behind the gates of six medieval Saxon convents and into the lives of rich and noble nuns going about their daily labour of religion just before the Lutheran Reformation. Drawing on writings by and about the nuns, as well as an analysis of the costly art and architecture of their monasteries, June Mecham reveals how monastic women wielded their wealth to create a ritual environment dense with Christian images and meanings. Mecham argues that nuns chose devotions and rituals within the framework of a distinct material culture, influenced by local religious customs, gender structures, and social protocols. She questions perceived differences between monastic and lay piety, emphasizing instead the shared religious culture in which monastic and laywomen actively participated, and the continuity that shaped female devotion."--Cover
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Mecham, June L
Dewey number
940.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D900
  • BX4210
LC item number
.M43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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  • Beach, Alison I
  • Berman, Constance H
  • Bitel, Lisa M.
Series statement
Medieval women: texts and contexts
Series volume
vol. 29
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  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Convents
  • Religion and sociology
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
Label
Sacred communities, shared devotions : gender, material culture, and monasticism in late medieval Germany, by June L. Mecham ; edited by Alison I. Beach, Constance H. Berman and Lisa M. Bitel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-297) and index
Control code
000389060
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 307 p.
Isbn
9782503541341
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000389060
  • (OCoLC)844236264
Label
Sacred communities, shared devotions : gender, material culture, and monasticism in late medieval Germany, by June L. Mecham ; edited by Alison I. Beach, Constance H. Berman and Lisa M. Bitel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-297) and index
Control code
000389060
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 307 p.
Isbn
9782503541341
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000389060
  • (OCoLC)844236264

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