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Behold your mother: the Virgin Mary in English monasticism, c. 1050-c. 1200

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This thesis examines the place of the Virgin Mary in the intellectual culture of Benedictine and Cistercian monasticism in medieval England, between c. 1050 and c. 1200. Drawing high profile thinkers, including Anselm of Canterbury (d. 1109), into dialogue with lesser known figures, it reveals the richness of monastic contributions to Marian doctrine and devotion, in many cases for the first time. The shape of the analysis is provided by five key 'moments' from Mary’s life, unfo...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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