Women and Religion in Medieval Europe

HISTORY 5993

This course explores the religious experience of women in medieval Europe and attempts a gendered analysis of the Christian Middle Ages. In it, we will examine the religious experience of women in a variety of settings - from household to convent. In particular, we will try to understand how and why women came to assume public roles of unprecedented prominence in European religious culture between the twelfth century and the sixteenth, even though the institutional church barred them from the priesthood and religious precepts remained a principal source of the ideology of female inferiority.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; AS LCD

Section 01

Women and Religion in Medieval Europe - 01
INSTRUCTOR: Bornstein
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