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Contested Elections and Reform

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Chapter 7 investigates conflicts within Sainte-Croix around contentious abbatial elections. These conflicts demonstrate that Sainte-Croix’s advocates respected a properly elected abbess’s authority, ... More


Illuminating the Saint

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 establishes the relationship between Radegund’s foundations after her death. The abbesses engaged in the local community especially with their dependent canons at the church of ... More


Early Tests of Radegund’s Strategies

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 examines the first tests of Radegund’s two strategies for protecting Sainte-Croix through three examples. First, it traces Radegund’s pursuit and installation of a prestigious relic at ... More


Disputing Privileges

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 examines disputes between the abbess of Sainte-Croix, canons of Sainte-Radegonde, and the bishop of Poitiers over jurisdiction and privileges between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. ... More


Establishing Authority in Poitiers: Radegund and the Foundation of Sainte-Croix

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 examines the sixth-century foundation of female monastic authority in Poitiers and its model created through artifacts of Radegund’s life written by Gregory of Tours, Venantius Fortunatus, ... More


Processions and Privileges

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

In the fifteenth century the abbess fought to maintain her superiority over the canons of Sainte-Radegonde when citizens were crafting a new identity for Poitiers. The flashpoints for this contest ... More


Introduction

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The Introduction sketches Superior Women’s argument that the abbesses of Sainte-Croix relied upon two complementary strategies in claiming and exercising their authority throughout the medieval ... More


Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Jennifer C. Edwards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Superior Women examines female monastic authority at the abbey of Sainte-Croix in Poitiers from its foundation by Saint-Radegund in the sixth century through its sixteenth-century reform. Along with ... More


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