Superior Women

Superior Women

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Superior Women examines the claims of abbesses of the abbey of Sainte-Croix in medieval Poitiers to authority from the abbey's foundation to its 1520 reform. These women claimed to hold authority over their own community, over dependent chapters of male canons, and over extensive properties in Poitou; male officials such as the king of France and the pope repeatedly supported these claims. To secure this support, the abbesses relied on two strategies that the abbey's… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: OUP Oxford (July 11, 2019)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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