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The white nuns : Cistercian abbeys for women in medieval France, Constance Hoffman Berman

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The white nuns : Cistercian abbeys for women in medieval France
Title
The white nuns
Title remainder
Cistercian abbeys for women in medieval France
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Constance Hoffman Berman
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Cistercian abbeys for women in medieval France
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eng
Summary
By the end of the thirteenth century, Constance Hoffman Berman contends, there were more houses of Cistercian nuns across Europe than of monks. In The White Nuns, she charts the stages in the nuns' gradual acceptance by the abbots of the Cistercian Order's General Chapter and describes the expansion of the nuns' communities and their adaptation to a variety of economic circumstances in France and throughout Europe. While some sought contemplative lives of prayer, the ambition of many of these religious women was to serve the poor, the sick, and the elderly. Focusing in particular on Cistercian nuns' abbeys founded between 1190 and 1250 in the northern French archdiocese of Sens, the author reveals the frequency with which communities of Cistercian nuns were founded by rich and powerful women, including Queen Blanche of Castile, heiresses Countess Matilda of Courtenay and Countess Isabelle of Chartres, and esteemed ladies such as Agnes of Cressonessart. She shows how these founders and early patrons assisted early abbesses, nuns, and lay sisters by using written documents to secure rights and create endowments, and it is on the records of their considerable economic achievements that she centers her analysis
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Berman, Constance H.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4328.Z5
LC item number
F725 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The middle ages series
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  • Cistercians
  • Cistercians
  • Cistercian convents
  • Cistercian nuns
  • Abbeys
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • 11.52 medieval Christianity
  • Abbeys
  • Cistercian convents
  • Cistercian nuns
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • France
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The white nuns : Cistercian abbeys for women in medieval France, Constance Hoffman Berman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-336) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part I. Were there Cistercian nuns in Medieval Europe? Reform monasticism and Cistercian nuns in western Europe ; Visitation of nuns and their regularization ; Cistercian nuns and the order's economic practices -- Part II. Cistercian nuns in the ecclesiastical province of Sens. Women regents, Cistercian nuns, and feudal crisis : Clairets, Villiers, Voisins, and Port-Royal ; Cistercian nuns and the great heiresses of Chartres, Blois, and Auxerre ; Blanche of Castile (1188-1252) and Cistercian abbeys for nuns ; Saint-Antoine-des-Champs outside Paris ; Nuns and viticulture in Champagne -- Part III. Comparisons and conclusions. Cistercian nuns and their predecessors -- Appendix 1. Ad medium, amortissement, augmented rents, measures, money, names -- Appendix 2. The evidence : Cistercian nuns' charters and charter books -- Appendix 3. Specific charters and other materials for this study -- Appendix 4. Size limits of abbeys for Cistercian and other nuns -- Appendix 5. Numbers of Cistercian nuns' houses according to selected historians
Control code
1004162788
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780812250107
Lccn
2018002980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028189080
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004162788
Label
The white nuns : Cistercian abbeys for women in medieval France, Constance Hoffman Berman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part I. Were there Cistercian nuns in Medieval Europe? Reform monasticism and Cistercian nuns in western Europe ; Visitation of nuns and their regularization ; Cistercian nuns and the order's economic practices -- Part II. Cistercian nuns in the ecclesiastical province of Sens. Women regents, Cistercian nuns, and feudal crisis : Clairets, Villiers, Voisins, and Port-Royal ; Cistercian nuns and the great heiresses of Chartres, Blois, and Auxerre ; Blanche of Castile (1188-1252) and Cistercian abbeys for nuns ; Saint-Antoine-des-Champs outside Paris ; Nuns and viticulture in Champagne -- Part III. Comparisons and conclusions. Cistercian nuns and their predecessors -- Appendix 1. Ad medium, amortissement, augmented rents, measures, money, names -- Appendix 2. The evidence : Cistercian nuns' charters and charter books -- Appendix 3. Specific charters and other materials for this study -- Appendix 4. Size limits of abbeys for Cistercian and other nuns -- Appendix 5. Numbers of Cistercian nuns' houses according to selected historians
Control code
1004162788
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780812250107
Lccn
2018002980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028189080
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004162788

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