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Transitional holiness in the twelfth century : the social and spiritual identity of Domina Christina of Markyate

@inproceedings{Royle2008TransitionalHI,
  title={Transitional holiness in the twelfth century : the social and spiritual identity of Domina Christina of Markyate},
  author={J. Royle},
  year={2008}
}
This thesis reassesses the evidence for the English woman of spirit, Christina of Markyate, as a case-study for transitions in sanctity and spirituality during the twelfth century. It highlights the lack of appropriate vocabulary and models available in the 1130s and 1140s to make sense of the new manifestations of holiness that Christina embodies. By using three distinct but overlapping discourses to structure the study – social networks in religious life, sanctity and spirituality – it… Expand
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