Religious Life in Normandy, 1050–1300
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Leonie V Hicks uses new ideas about space and gender to examine the social pressures arising from the interaction between communities of monks and nuns and the laity whose support was essential to sustaining the religious life. The study uses sources ranging from architecture to visitation records and, focusing on people rather than institutions, explores four main themes: display, reception and intrusion, enclosure, and the family. No jacket.