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characterized by ascetic solitude

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Neither Cleopatra, Corpus, nor Vitellius contain any other anchoritic, KG, or WG texts.
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).
then follows the traditional path in presenting Antony and Pachomius as the principal examples of two strands of nascent monasticism, the anchoritic (or, better, semianchoritic) life in the desert and the communal monasticism lived closer to the Nile and often in proximity to villages.
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.
Some of the Catholics have sought recognition under Canon 603 of the Code of Canon Law, which recognizes "hermit" or "anchoritic" status in the church, Karen Fredette said.
There is below the surface of the "monotone" Petrarch, known for his lexical selectivity and soavita, another Petrarch, of political denunciation and anchoritic devotion, of interrogation, enigma and mystery.
The newly-formed International Anchoritic Society announces the second in its exciting series of planned biennial conferences.
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.
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.