8. Squabbling Siblings: Gender and Monastic Life in Late Anglo-Saxon Winchester

  1. Lin Foxhall2 and
  2. Gabriele Neher3
  1. Helen Foxhall Forbes

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch8

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Forbes, H. F. (2012) Squabbling Siblings: Gender and Monastic Life in Late Anglo-Saxon Winchester, in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118234433

Online ISBN: 9781118234471

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Keywords:

  • Late Anglo-Saxon Winchester, monastic life, and squabbling siblings;
  • Winchester's laity, male and female religious communities;
  • Winchester, and the three monastic houses;
  • Nunnaminster, sacramental pastoral care in female space;
  • reform movement, its spread over southern England;
  • Winchester's processions, documentation missing on Nunnaminster;
  • Nunnaminster, a shadowy presence, less certainty in the liturgy;
  • gender, not a very significant factor, much deemed in miracles;
  • male and female communities, merits, on ties of kinship;
  • the Old Minster, the New Minster and Nunnaminster, patronage and burial

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Monastic life, the outside world and urban space

  • Books and scriptoria: shared resources?

  • Saintly rivalry and the cults of relics

  • Burials and patronage

  • Serving the Nunnaminster: sacramental pastoral care in female space

  • Conclusion