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Lives of the Anchoresses: The Rise of the Urban Recluse in Medieval Europe

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Lives of the Anchoresses: The Rise of the Urban Recluse in Medieval Europe

Lives of the Anchoresses: The Rise of the Urban Recluse in Medieval Europe by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker
English | February 10th, 2005 | ISBN: 0812238524 | 310 pages | PDF | 17.10 MB
In cities and towns across northern Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, a new type of religious woman took up authoritative positions in society, all the while living as public recluses in cells attached to the sides of churches. In Lives of the Anchoresses, Anneke Mulder-Bakker offers a new history of these women who chose to forsake the world but did not avoid it.
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