Gender and heresy : women and men in Lollard communities, 1420-1530 /

Shannon McSheffrey studies the communities of the late medieval English heretics, the Lollards, and presents unexpected conclusions about the precise ways in which gender shaped participation and interaction within the movement.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: McSheffrey, Shannon.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:In English.
Imprint: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1995.
Series:Middle Ages series.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.. Introduction
  • Gender and Religious Deviance
  • Lollardy
  • Sources
  • The Communities
  • 2.. The Lollards of Coventry
  • The Lollard Prosecutions in Coventry
  • The Coventry Conventicles
  • Coventry's Civic Oligarchy and the Lollard Community
  • The Coventry Lollard Community in Perspective
  • 3.. The Lollard Communities
  • Schools and Conventicles
  • Lollard Activities Outside the Conventicles
  • Lollards and Recruitment to the Sect
  • 4.. Lollards and the Family
  • Lollard Beliefs and the Family
  • Family Relationships in the Lollard Communities
  • 5.. Gender and Social Status
  • Prominent Women in Lollardy
  • Prominent Men and Elite Men in Lollardy
  • 6.. Conclusion: Lollardy, Gender, and Late Medieval Religious Culture
  • Women and Late Medieval Religion
  • Lollardy and Orthodoxy
  • Gender and Religion
  • Appendix. The Lollard Communities
  • Alnwick's Prosecutions in East Angelia, 1428-31
  • Chedworth's Prosecutions in the Chiltern Hills, 1462-64
  • Langton's Prosecutions in the Diocese of Salisbury, 1485-91
  • J. Blythe's Prosecutions in the Diocese of Salisbury, 1499
  • Audley's Prosecutions in the Diocese of Salisbury, 1502-21
  • Prosecutions and Detections in the Dioceses of Salisbury and Winchester Before Bishop Longland, c. 1521
  • Smith's and Longland's Prosecutions in the Diocese of Lincoln, 1500-1530
  • Prosecutions in London and Environs and Hertfordshire, 1500-1530
  • Prosecutions in Essex and Hertfordshire, 1500-1530
  • Warham's Prosecutions in the Diocese of Canterbury, 1511-12
  • Hales's and G. Blyth's Prosecutions in Coventry, 1485-1512
  • Totals
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index