IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1307: Anchorites and Mystics, II: Anchoritism and Models of Community

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:The Anchoritic Society
Organiser:Mari Hughes-Edwards, University of Salford / Liverpool John Moores University
Moderator/Chair:Mari Hughes-Edwards, University of Salford / Liverpool John Moores University
Paper 1307-aThe Pastoral Context of the Ancrene Wisse Group: Anchoresses and Others
(Language: English)
Bella Millett, Department of English, University of Southampton
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 1307-cLives of the Anchoresses: The Emergence of the Urban Female Recluse in Northern Europe
(Language: English)
Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker, Opleiding Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session looks at anchoritism in the high and later Middle Ages. It examines anchoritism from the perspective of its potential sociability and investigates the extent to which the medieval recluse was a social being, looking at the communities and social networks which sprang up around them