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Cities of Refuge: The Social World of Religious Women

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the social world from which the new female communities grew and gained support. It details the emergence of four social groups (a non-knighted aristocracy, women, secular ... More


The Creation of a Charitable Landscape

Adam J. Davis

in The Medieval Economy of Salvation: Charity, Commerce, and the Rise of the Hospital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742101
eISBN:
9781501742118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742101.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of the counts and countesses in the provision of charity. While the counts' patronage of religious institutions has been studied, far less attention has been paid to ... More


Birding Revolutions

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of recreational birdwatching, an activity of finding, noting, and recording birds by species, often with an emphasis on quantifiable personal achievement. Its ... More


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