A carefully nuanced, serene explanation of one of the most puzzling aspects of medieval culture. -- New York Times Book Review
A rich, positive and thoughtful description of the way some medieval women managed to control and develop their own subjectivities and social roles. -- Womens Review of Books
What it contributes to our understanding of gender in the language and practice of spirituality transcends any critical rubric. -- Speculum
About the Author
Caroline Walker Bynum is Western Medieval History Professor Emerita
School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study.