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By Henrietta Leyser,Samuel Fanous

ISBN-10: 0415308585

ISBN-13: 9780415308588

ISBN-10: 0415308593

ISBN-13: 9780415308595

Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser current a vibrant interdisciplinary learn dedicated to the existence, paintings and extant vita of Christina of Markyate, which attracts on learn from a variety of disciplines.

This attention-grabbing and entire assortment surveys the lifetime of a rare medieval lady. Christina of Markyate made a vow of chastity at an early age, opposed to the desires of her mom and dad who meant her to marry. whilst compelled into wedlock, she fled in conceal and went into hiding, receiving safe haven in a community of hermitages. Christina turned a spiritual recluse and finally based a priory of nuns hooked up to St. Albans.

Beautifully illustrated, this ebook offers scholars who frequently come across Christina with a learn compendium from which to start their reviews, and introduces Christina to a much broader audience.

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