Women Of God And Arms: Female Spirituality And Political Conflict, 1380-1600 by Nancy Bradley WarrenWomen Of God And Arms: Female Spirituality And Political Conflict, 1380-1600 by Nancy Bradley Warren

Women Of God And Arms: Female Spirituality And Political Conflict, 1380-1600

byNancy Bradley Warren

Hardcover | October 31, 2005

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The religious and political spheres of the later medieval and early modern periods were tightly and indisputably interwoven, as illustrated by the papal schism, the Hundred Years War, the Reconquest of Spain, and the English Reformation. In these events as well as in the larger religio-political systems in which they unfolded, female saints, devout lay women, and monastic women played central roles. In Women of God and Arms, Nancy Bradley Warren explores the political dimensions of the religious practices of women ranging from St. Colette of Corbie to Isabel of Castile to English nuns exiled during the reing of Elizabeth I. Just as religious and political systems were bound up with one another, so too were the internal and external politics of England and several continental realms. Blood and marriage connected the English dynasties of Lancaster and York with those of France, Burgundy, Flanders, and Castile, creating tangled networks of alliances and animosities. In addition to being linked through ties of kinship, these realms were joined by frequent textual and cultural exchanges. Warren draws upon a wide variety of sources--hagiography, chronicles, monastic records, devotional treatises, military manuals, political propaganda, and texts traditionally designated as "literary"--as she examines the ways manifestations of female spirituality operated at the intersections of civic, international, and ecclesiastical politics. Her exploration breaches boundaries separating the medieval and the early modern, the religious and the secular, the material and the symbolic, the literary and the historical, as it sheds new light on well-known figures such as Joan of Arc, Isabel of Castile, andElizabeth I.
Title:Women Of God And Arms: Female Spirituality And Political Conflict, 1380-1600Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.32 × 6.28 × 1.01 inPublished:October 31, 2005Publisher:University Of Pennsylvania PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812238923

ISBN - 13:9780812238921

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