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Eckenstein, Lina, d. 1931 / Woman under monasticism: chapters on saint-lore and convent life between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1500 (1896)

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PREFACE vii
CHAPTER I.
INTRODUCTORY.
1.. The Borderland of Heathendom and Christianity. 1
2.. The Tribal Goddess as a Christian Saint 15
3.. Further Peculiarities of this Type of Saint 28
CHAPTER II.
CONVENTS AMONG THE FRANKS, AD.550--650
1.. At the Frankish Invasion 45
2.. St Radegund and the Nunnery at Poitiers 51
3.. The Revolt of the Nuns at Poitiers. Convent Life in the North 65
CHAPTER III.
CONVENTS AMONG THE ANGLO-SAXONS, A,D. 630--730.
1.. Early Houses in Kent 79
2.. The Monastery at Whitby 88
3.. Ely and the influence of Bishop Wilfrith 95
4.. Houses in Mercia and in the South 106
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CHAPTER IV.
ANGLO-SAXON NUNS IN CONNECTION WITH BONIFACE.
1.. The Women corresponding with Boniface 118
2.. Anglo-Saxon Nuns abroad 134
CHAPTER V.
CONVENTS IN SAXON LANDS BETWEEN A.D. 800--1000.
1.. Women's Convents in Saxony 143
2.. Early History of Gandersheim 154
3.. The Nun Hrotsvith and her Writings 160
CHAPTER VI.
THE MONASTIC REVIVAL OF THE MIDDLE AGES.
1.. The new Monastic Orders 184
2.. Benedictine Convents in the Twelfth Century 201
3.. The Order of St. Gilbert of Sempringham 213
CHAPTER VII.
ART INDUSTRIES IN THE NUNNERY.
1.. Art Industries generally 222
2.. Herrad and the 'Garden of Delights' 238
CHAPTER VIII.
PROPHECY AND PHILANTHROPY.
St Hildegard of Bingen and St Elisabeth of Schönau 256
2.. Women-Saints connected with Charity and Philanthropy 285
CHAPTER IX.
EARLY MYSTIC LITERATURE.
1.. Mystic Writings for Women in England 305
2.. The Convent of Helfta and its Literary Nuns 328
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CHAPTER X.
SOME ASPECTS OF THE CONVENT IN ENGLAND DURING THE LATER MIDDLE AGES.
1.. The external Relations of the Convent 354
1.. The internal Arrangements of the Convent 365
3.. The Foundation and internal Arrangements of Sion 383
CHAPTER XI.
MONASTIC REFORM PREVIOUS TO THE REFORMATION.
1.. Visitations of Nunneries in England 398
2.. Reforms in Germany 414
CHAPTER XII.
THE DISSOLUTION.
1.. The Dissolution of Nunneries in England 432
2.. The Memoir of Charitas Pirckheimer 458
CONCLUSION 477
APPENDIX. The Rhyme of Herrad 485
INDEX 488

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