Religious life in Normandy: space, gender and social pressure, c.1050-1300

Hicks, L. (2007) Religious life in Normandy: space, gender and social pressure, c.1050-1300. Woodbridge: Boydell. ISBN 9781843833291.

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The religious life was central to Norman society in the middle ages. Professed religious and the clergy did not and could not live in isolation; the support of the laity was vital to their existence. How these different groups used sacred space was central to this relationship. Here, fascinating new light is shed on the reality of religious life in Normandy. The author uses ideas about space and gender to examine the social pressures arising from such interaction around four main themes: display, reception and intrusion, enclosure and the family. The study is grounded in the discussion of a wide range of sources, including architecture, chronicles and visitation records, from communities of monks and nuns, hospitals and the parish, allowing the people, rather than the institutions, to come to the fore.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DC France > DC0035 History > DC0060 By period > DC0061 Early and medieval to 1515
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Andrew Hudson
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 11:44

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