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Spirituality and the everyday: a history of the cistercian convent of Günterstal in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

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This thesis explores the evolving history of the Cistercian convent of Günterstal in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is structured around the anointing of the Last Rites of a Günterstal nun who was blessed on her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, heart and feet. The thesis takes each body part as a symbol for understanding the changing environment and practices of the convent, especially the relationship between the nuns' spiritual and everyday lives, and the ways in which the nuns...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Examiner
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University of Birmingham
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2017-06-26

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