Forgetful of their sex female sanctity and society ca 500 1100 edition 2 available in paperback add to wishlist jane tibbetts schulenburg is a professor of history in the department of read an excerpt chapter 1 saints lives as a source for the history of women ca 500 1100 our sources for the years 500 1100 are incomplete . The book forgetful of their sex female sanctity and society ca 500 1100 jane tibbetts schulenburg is published by university of chicago press. In this remarkable study of over 2200 female and male saints jane schulenburg explores womens status and experience in early medieval society and in the church by examining factors such as family wealth and power patronage monasticism virginity and motherhood the result is a unique depiction of the lives of these strong creative independent minded women who achieved a visibility in . She argues that between 500 1100 a clear gender based asymmetry existed in the selection of saints which became more exaggerated during certain eras the title forgetful of their sex is taken from st jeromes writings and refers to womens ability to deny or transcend the natural frailty of their sex or to act in a virile or heroic . Abebookscom forgetful of their sex female sanctity and society ca 500 1100 9780226740546 by schulenburg jane tibbetts and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices
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