Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England: Private Piety and Public Performance

Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England: Private Piety and Public Performance

Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England: Private Piety and Public Performance

Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England: Private Piety and Public Performance

Synopsis

This thought-provoking book explores medieval perceptions of pilgrimage, gender and space.

It examines real-life evidence for the widespread presence of women pilgrims taken from secular and literary texts and representations of women pilgrims in the visual arts. Along the way some intriguing connections are made-including the inextricable link between women pilgrims and sexuality, and the sense that this sexuality tainted the sacred space of the pilgrimage.

Explores a unique intersection between women's studies, medieval history, religion and culture.

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