Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders@@@Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France

@article{Drew1991LivingIT,
  title={Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders@@@Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France},
  author={K. Drew and H. Fichtenau and P. Geary and P. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={1991},
  volume={23},
  pages={317}
}
In this study of the manner in which medieval nuns lived, Penelope Johnson challenges facile stereotypes of nuns living passively under monastic rule, finding instead that collectively they were empowered by their communal privileges and status to think and act without many of the subordinate attitudes of secular women. In the words of one abbess comparing nuns with monks, they were "different as to their sex but equal in their monastic profession." Johnson researched more than two dozen… Expand