Fictive orders and feminine religious identities 1200 1600 and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Drawing on an array of sources including religious rules sermons hagiographic vitae and rapiaria fictive orders and feminine religious identities traces the story of pious laywomen between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Any visitor to belgium or the netherlands is immediately struck by the number of convents and beguinages begijnhoven in both major cities and small towns their number and location in urban centres suggest that the women who inhabited them once held a prominent role despite leaving a visible mark on cities much of the story of these women known variously as beguines tertiaries klopjes . Fictive orders and feminine religious identities 1200 1600 alison more questions dominant historical narratives and shows the ways they have influenced modern understanding of pre modern womens roles in their social and intellectual world. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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