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Christina Harrington, "Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150"

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Christina Harrington, "Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150"
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0198208235 | 2002 Year | PDF | 2 Mb | 320 Pages


This work is a groundbreaking study of the varieties of holy life available to, and pursued by, early medieval Irish women. The author explores a wide range of source material from legal texts, saints' lives, litanies, penitentials, canons, and poetry in order to illuminate female religious life and changes in attitudes towards it over time.