Art, Enclosure and the Cura Monialium: Prolegomena in the Guise of a Postscript

  title={Art, Enclosure and the Cura Monialium: Prolegomena in the Guise of a Postscript},
  author={J. Hamburger},
  pages={108 - 134}
  • J. Hamburger
  • Published 1992
  • History
  • Gesta
  • A history of the art and architecture of female monasticism requires a social history of female spirituality in the Middle Ages. Neither, however, has been written, perhaps because each is integral to the other. The cura monialium provides a common denominator linking both subjects to their larger context within medieval monasticism. After an overview of enclosure emphasizing its limits as well as its strictures, the article turns to problems in female monastic architecture. Architecture… CONTINUE READING
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