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Author Atkinson, Clarissa W., author.

Title The Oldest Vocation : Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West / Clarissa W. Atkinson.

Publication Info. Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. Christian Motherhood: "Who Is My Mother?" -- 2. Physiological Motherhood: The Wandering Womb -- 3. Spiritual Motherhood: Extraordinary Women in the Early Middle Ages -- 4. Theological Motherhood: The Virgin Mother of God -- 5. "Mother of Love, Mother of Tears": Holiness and Families in the Later Middle Ages -- 6. Motherhood Reformed: The Parson's Wife and Her Children -- 7. The Construction of Motherhood -- Works Cited -- Index
Language In English.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Mai 2019).
Summary From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe.
Subject Motherhood -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Mothers -- Religious life -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492.
HISTORY -- Medieval.
Motherhood -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01026926
Mothers -- Religious life. (OCoLC)fst01026983
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Chronological Term To 1492
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781501740893
Standard No. 10.7591/9781501740893 doi
AU@ 000065956519

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