By Henrietta Leyser,Samuel Fanous

Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser current a brilliant interdisciplinary examine dedicated to the lifestyles, paintings and extant vita of Christina of Markyate, which attracts on examine from quite a lot of disciplines.

This attention-grabbing and accomplished assortment surveys the lifetime of a unprecedented medieval lady. Christina of Markyate made a vow of chastity at an early age, opposed to the needs of her mom and dad who meant her to marry. whilst compelled into wedlock, she fled in cover and went into hiding, receiving shelter in a community of hermitages. Christina grew to become a non secular recluse and finally based a priory of nuns connected to St. Albans.

Beautifully illustrated, this booklet offers scholars who frequently stumble upon Christina with a learn compendium from which to start their stories, and introduces Christina to a much broader audience.

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