Fictive orders and feminine religious identities 1200 1600 and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The sources for their tale are often fragmentary and difficult to interpret however careful scrutiny allows their voices to be heard drawing on an array of sources including religious rules sermons hagiographic vitae and rapiaria this work traces the story of pious laywomen between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Fictive orders and feminine religious identities 1200 1600 alison more questions dominant historical narratives and shows the ways they have influenced modern understanding of pre modern womens roles in their social and intellectual world. Fictive orders and feminine religious identities traces the story of pious laywomen in europe from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries examining the ways these women were active and engaged in their social and intellectual worlds while also tracing the formation of modern perceptions about gender roles and the reasons why they persisted. Alison more fictive orders and feminine religious identities 1200 1600 oxford oxford university press 2018 6000 isbn 9780198807698 hardback pp x 203 reviewed by kirsty day school of history classics and archaeology university of edinburgh august 2018 from around the late twelfth century male ecclesiasts both drew inspiration from and grew concerned about women who
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