Woman under Monasticism Chapters on Saint-Lore and Convent Life between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1500
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Woman under Monasticism Chapters on Saint-Lore and Convent Life between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1500

By Lina Eckenstein
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Table of Contents
  • WOMAN UNDER MONASTICISM.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • ERRATA.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • § 1. The Borderland of Heathendom and Christianity.
    • § 2. The Tribal Goddess as a Christian Saint.
    • § 3. Further Peculiarities of this Type of Saint.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • § 1. At the Frankish Invasion[140].
    • § 2. St Radegund and the Nunnery at Poitiers.
    • § 3. The Revolt of the Nuns at Poitiers[201]. Convent Life in the North.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • § 1. Early Houses in Kent.
    • § 2. The Monastery at Whitby[258].
    • § 3. Ely and the influence of Bishop Wilfrith.
    • § 4. Houses in Mercia and in the South.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • § 1. The Women corresponding with Boniface.
    • § 2. Anglo-Saxon Nuns abroad.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • § 1. Women’s Convents in Saxony.
    • § 2. Early History of Gandersheim[463].
    • § 3. The Nun Hrotsvith and her Writings[476].
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • § 1. The new Monastic Orders.
    • § 2. Benedictine Convents in the Twelfth Century.
    • § 3. The Order of St Gilbert of Sempringham[590].
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • § 1. Art Industries generally.
    • § 2. Herrad and the ‘Garden of Delights.’
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • § 1. St Hildegard of Bingen[672] and St Elisabeth of Schönau[673].
    • § 2. Women-Saints connected with Charity and Philanthropy.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • § 1. Mystic writings for women in England.
    • § 2. The Convent of Helfta and its Literary Nuns[809].
  • CHAPTER X.
    • § 1. The External Relations of the Convent.
    • § 2. The Internal Arrangements of the Convent.
    • § 3. The Foundation and Internal Arrangements of Sion[951].
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • § 1. Visitations of Nunneries in England.
    • § 2. Reforms in Germany.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • § 1. The Dissolution in England.
    • § 2. The Memoir of Charitas Pirckheimer.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDIX
  • INDEX.
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