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The Resource Spiritual economies : female monasticism in later medieval England, Nancy Bradley Warren, (electronic book)

Spiritual economies : female monasticism in later medieval England, Nancy Bradley Warren, (electronic book)

Label
Spiritual economies : female monasticism in later medieval England
Title
Spiritual economies
Title remainder
female monasticism in later medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Bradley Warren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From its creation in the early fourteenth century to its dissolution in the sixteenth, the nunnery at Dartford was among the richest in England. Although obliged to support not only its own community but also a priory of Dominican friars at King's Langley, Dartford prospered. Records attest to the business skill of the Dartford nuns, as they managed the house's numerous holdings of land and property, together with the rents and services owed them. That the Dartford nuns were capable businesswomen is not surprising, since the house was also a center of female education." "For Nancy Bradley Warten, the story of Dartford exemplifies the vibrancy of nuns' material and spiritual lives in later medieval England. Revising the long-held view that fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English nunneries were impoverished both financially and religiously, Warren clarifies that the women in female monastic communities like Dartford were not woefully incompetent at managing their affairs. Instead, she reveals the complex role of female monasticism in diverse systems of production and exchange. Like the nuns at Dartford, women religious in late medieval England were enmeshed in material, symbolic, political, and spiritual economies that were at times in harmony and at other times in conflict with each other."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Warren, Nancy Bradley
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • England
Label
Spiritual economies : female monasticism in later medieval England, Nancy Bradley Warren, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Liabilities and Assets
  • 7. Paying the Price
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Vows and Visitations
  • 2. The Value of the Mother Tongue
  • 3. Accounting for Themselves
  • 4. A Coin of Changing Value
  • 5. Kings, Saints, and Nuns
Control code
purchocn802048883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812204551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Spiritual economies : female monasticism in later medieval England, Nancy Bradley Warren, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Liabilities and Assets
  • 7. Paying the Price
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Vows and Visitations
  • 2. The Value of the Mother Tongue
  • 3. Accounting for Themselves
  • 4. A Coin of Changing Value
  • 5. Kings, Saints, and Nuns
Control code
purchocn802048883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812204551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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