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Reform and Resistance

Reform and Resistance

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About the Book

The early Middle Ages were a vibrant period rich with possibility for both men and women. Reform and Resistance explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germanic societies, centering mostly on competing perceptions of female subject formation in times of conversion, reform, and resistance. While women played an active role in the spread of Christianity during the Middle Ages, their freedoms were often restricted by the Church during periods of reform, when uniformity and conformity were important. Helene Scheck's inquiry extends beyond one specific region or historical moment through two centuries and three diverse Germanic regions: Carolingian France, late Anglo-Saxon England, and Ottonian Saxony. Each of these moments exhibits distinct yet interconnected stages of conversion and reform, different stages of cultural amalgamation out of which various possibilities for female subject formation emerge. The book also connects with current conversations about the interrelatedness of power, knowledge, and subjectivity, opening new possibilities for the study of women in early ecclesiastical cultures.
About the Author:

Helene Scheck is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780791474839
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publisher Imprint: State University of New York Press
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Weight: 498 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0791474836
  • Publisher Date: 17 Jul 2008
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 231 mm
  • No of Pages: 238
  • Series Title: SUNY Series in Medieval Studies
  • Sub Title: Formations of Female Subjectivity in Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Culture
  • Width: 155 mm

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