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Studies in the history of Christian traditions ; v. 142.
"The essays in this collection are offered to Penelope D. Johnson ... on the occasion of her retirement"--Pref. "Most of the papers ... had their inception in a series of three panels convened in Pene's honor at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May of 2006."--Pref.
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Gender, power, and patronage : the impact of Penelope D. Johnson on medieval studies ; Penelope D. Johnson, the Boswell thesis, and Negotiating community and difference in medieval Europe /Katherine Allen Smith,Scott Wells Living with a saint : monastic identity, community, and the ideal of asceticism in the life of an Irish saint /Diane Peters Auslander A tale of two dioceses : prologues as letters in the Vitae authored by Jacques de Vitry and Thomas de Cantimpré /Christina Roukis-Stern "Within the walls of paradise" : space and community in the Vita of Umiliana de' Cerchi (1219-1246) /Anne M. Schuchman Architectural mimesis and historical memory at the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel /Katherine Allen Smith Holy women and the needle arts : piety, devotion, and stitching the sacred, ca. 500-1150 /Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg The politics of gender and ethnicity in East Francia : the case of Gandersheim, ca. 850-950 /Scott Wells Noble women's power as reflected in the foundations of Cistercian houses for nuns in thirteenth-century Northern France : Port-Royal, les Clairets, Moncey Lieu and Eau-lez-Chartres /Constance Hoffman Berman "Inseparable companions" : Mary Magdalene, Abelard, and Heloise /Susan Valentine Book, body, and the construction of the self in the Taymouth hours /Kathryn A. Smith Abbott Erluin's blindness : the monastic implications of violent loss of sight /Susan Wade Blanche of Artois and Burgundy, Château-Gaillard, and the Baron de Joursanvault /Elizabeth A.R. Brown The matter of others : menstrual blood and uncontrolled semen in thirteenth-century kabbalists' polemic against Christians, "bad" Jews, and Muslims /Alexandra Cuffel.