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Dark Age Nunneries. The secret lives of medieval nuns.

from  Geheugenissen

Jun 29, 2018


Portly matrons with no import to society. Such was the perception of women religious not only to their medieval contemporaries, but also to many generations of historians. Prof. Steven Vanderputten shows otherwise. His research into female monasticism during the ‘Dark Ages’ between 800 and 1050 unveils a picture of creative and resilient communities of women who managed to reinvent themselves in the face of oppression.

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