Based on intensive archival research, The Beguines of Medieval Paris makes an original contribution to the history of female religiosity and labor, university politics and intellectual debates, royal piety, and the central place of Paris in the commerce and culture of medieval Europe. French royals and nobles financially supported the beguinages, and university clerics looked to the beguines for inspiration in their pedagogical endeavors. In this vibrant and cosmopolitan city, the beguines, women who wished to devote their lives to Christian ideals without taking formal vow… Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. She examines the impact of women on the construction of medieval clerical identity, the valuation of women's voices and activities, and the surprising ways in which local networks and legal structures permitted women to continue to identify as beguines long after a church council prohibited the beguine status. Drawing on an array of archival sources, Miller illuminates the important role beguines played in the economic, intellectual, and religious life of the city. The World of the BeguinageChapter 3. Read "The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority by Tanya Stabler Miller (review), Parergon" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. Some Parisian beguines owned shops and played a vital role in the city's textile industry and economy. The Medieval Review "This is a wonderful new study of the beguines who lived in Paris and enjoyed considerable public respect, especially by King Louis IX. Religious Education and Spiritual Collaboration at the Beguinage of Paris, Chapter 6. The Beguines of Medieval Paris examines these religious communities and their direct participation in the city's commercial, intellectual, and religious life.Drawing on an array of sources, including sermons, religious literature, tax rolls, and royal account books, Tanya Stabler Miller contextualizes the history of Parisian beguines within a spectrum of lay religious activity and theological controversy. Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages. Masters and Pastors: Sorbonne Scholars, Beguines, and Religious InstructionChapter 5. ©2020 Project MUSE. Some Parisian beguines owned shops and played a vital role in the city's textile industry and economy. $55.00 Religious Education and Spiritual Collaboration at the Beguinage of ParisChapter 6. "There Are Among Us Women Called Beguines"Chapter 7. Produced by Johns Hopkins University Press in collaboration with The Sheridan Libraries. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The Prud'homme and the Beguines: Louis IX and the Foundation of the Beguinage of ParisChapter 2. The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage and Spiritual Authority. In the thirteenth century, Paris was the largest city in Western Europe, the royal capital of France, and the seat of one of Europe's most important universities. . Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.