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Synonyms for anchoritic

characterized by ascetic solitude

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Whereas Anneke Mulder Bakker (Low Countries) and Pauline L'Hermite-Leclercq (France) present broad-ranging, theoretically informed overviews of research into anchoritic practice that raise broader issues and questions for the field in general, other contributors concentrate more specifically on aspects of eremitic life for a particular region.
The Vita Sanctae Marie provides an extended description of Mary's relations with her fenestral lover, including her choice to climb out the window of her anchoritic cell to have sex with the young man after he importunes her "ita ut unius anni circulus volveretur, donec cogitationem ejus verborum suorum mollitiae enervaret" (and for the full circle of a year, he softened her thoughts by his words).
Watson notes how, despite the ostensible disparity between the paradigms of anchoritic enclosure and those of lay religiosity, late medieval moderate reformists frequently used the one to inform the other, encouraged by Ancrene Wisse's vernacularity and apparent indifference to external regulation.
Because virginity is a requirement for any woman embracing the anchoritic way of life, the performative acts and utterances associated with virginity must be taken into account when attempting to analyze the construction of the recluse.
By their very nature, anchoritic cells as structures of wood and stone restricted and controlled not only the movement of the anchorite's body but obstructed and channeled her bodily senses.
We have suggested the relation between weeping and the theme of praise, an aspect of Petrarch's text that we interpret as Franciscan and connected to his itinerant evangelism and anchoritic practice.
Denis Renevey sees Margery's text as a commentary on her body's public performance of (with a nice recollection of the themes of Millett's opening essay) anchoritic discursive and lay devotional practices.
It is a lovely manuscript, with gold initials and marginal scrollwork opening each of the two texts which it contains, suggesting that it was commissioned (either for personal use or as a gift) by someone with the means to afford more than the basic utilitarian manuscripts that contain many of the anchoritic texts of the Katherine group, for example.
Traditional histories of monasticism have generally relied on orthodox ecclesiastical sources from the late-fourth and early-fifth centuries in presenting a bipolar typology of anchoritic and koinobitic monasticism, both of which are located away from civilization, in the desert.
Selections include Carlson and Weisl's "Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity"; Anna Roberts's "Helpful Widows, Virgins in Distress: Women's Friendship in French Romance of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries"; Weisl's "The Widow as Virgin: Desexualized Narrative in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cite des Dames"; Monika Otter's "Closed Doors: An Epithalamium for Queen Edith, Widow, and Virgin"; Sarah Salih's "Performing Virginity: Sex and Violence in the Katherine Group"; Susannah Mary Chewning's "The Paradox of Virginity within the Anchoritic Tradtion: The Masculine Gaze and the Feminine Body in the Wohunge Group"; Kathleen Coyne Kelly's "Useful Virgins in Medieval Hagiography"; Sandra Pierson Prior's "Virginity and Sacrifice in Chaucer's 'Physician's Tale"'; Kathleen M.
These Carmelite deserts could also be classified as anchoritic, which comes from the Greek anakhoretes, which also means "solitary," so that anchorites and hermits were solitary people (so far, so good) who lived in relatively lush deserted places (this is where the problems start).
420), a collection of biographical sketches of the author's anchoritic friends and an important source for the history of monasticism.
The Myrour of Recluses, as its editorial title suggests, provides guidance for those undertaking an anchoritic life.
Dr Venarde rightly notes that the thirteenth century saw an increasing number of women, especially in England, turning to the anchoritic life.
You can't help liking someone who announces in her author's note - shortly after the fact that she lives in Seattle and that John Ruskin finds her "entirely foolish, entirely wise" - that she's "an anchoritic vegetarian who has been known to tie up her lovers and whip their bums.