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dc.contributor.advisorAndrews, Frances
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Steven Edra
dc.coverage.spatialvi, 281 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I argue that Jordan of Saxony (d. 1237), Master of the Order of Preachers, fostered a culture of openness toward the participation of women in the religious life of the Dominican order. This is demonstrated, in part, through the study of the nature of Jordan's support for Diana d'Andalò (d. 1236) and her convent of Sant'Agnese and his presentation of female pastoral care in the Libellus, his history of the order. The argument is also developed by means of a chronologically-informed reading of Jordan's letters, which explores his use of familial language, his employment of the topoi of spiritual friendship, and the significance he attributes to the role of religious women's prayer in the order's evangelical mission. Jordan's friendship with Diana d'Andalò and her convent of Sant'Agnese is well-known, if not necessarily well-explored. It is usually treated as a case apart from the order's increasing hostility to the pastoral care of religious and devout women, which gained momentum over the course of Jordan's tenure. This thesis seeks to break down this compartmentalized view by articulating not only the close parallels between Jordan's perception of friars and nuns within the order, but also the way in which he extended bonds of mutual religious commitment to religious women outside the order. As such, this study also intends to contribute to a growing historiography that explores the various ways in which medieval men and women participated together in religious life.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectMedieval religionen_US
dc.subjectOrder of Preachers (Dominican)en_US
dc.subjectJordan of Saxony (d. 1237)en_US
dc.subjectDiana d'Andalò (d. 1236)en_US
dc.subjectSpiritual friendshipen_US
dc.subjectCanon lawen_US
dc.subject.lcshJordan, of Saxony, -1237en
dc.subject.lcshMonastic and religious life of women--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500.en
dc.subject.lcshChristian women--Religious life--History--To 1500en
dc.subject.lcshDiana de Andalo, ca. 1201-1236en
dc.title'Let us run in love together' : Master Jordan of Saxony (d. 1237) and participation of women in the religious life of the Order of Preachersen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorHolbeck Charitable Trusten_US
dc.contributor.sponsorMedium Aevum (Association)en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorRoyal Historical Society (Great Britain)en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargodatePrint and electronic copy restricted until 20th October 2021. Thesis restricted in accordance with University regulationsen

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