Hospitaller Women in the Middle Ages

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Anthony Luttrell, Helen J. Nicholson
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 265 pages
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This volume brings together recent and new research, with several items specially translated into English, on the sisters of the largest and most long-lived of the military-religious orders, the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. In recent years there has been increasing scholarly interest in women's religious houses during the Middle Ages, with particular focus on the problems which they faced and the social needs which they performed. The military-religious orders have been largely excluded from this interest, partly because it has been assumed that women played little role in religious orders with a predominantly military purpose. Recent research has shown this to be a misconception. Study of the women members of these orders enables scholars to gain a deeper appreciation of the nature of hospitaller and military orders and of the role of women in religious life in general.

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Women and the Military Orders in the Twelfth and Thirteenth
The Sisters of the Order of Saint John at Mynchin Buckland
its Early Stages
Margaret de Lacy and the Hospital of Saint John at Aconbury
The Hospitaller Sisters in Frisia
Fleur de Beaulieu d 1347 Saint of the Hospital of Saint John
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Anthony Luttrell is an Independent Scholar. Helen J. Nicholson is Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University, UK.

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