Religious Life: Female--short list
Aers, David and Lynn Staley. The Powers of the Holy: Religion, Politics, and Gender in Late Medieval English Culture. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.
Beckwith, Sarah. Christ’s Body: Identity, Culture and Society in Late Medieval Writings. London: Routledge, 1993.
Beer, Frances. Women and Mystical Experience in the Middle Ages. Woodbridge and Rochester: Boydell Press, 1992.
Bennett, Judith M., et al., eds. Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Brown, Peter. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.
Bynum, Caroline Walker. "The Female Body and Religious Practice in the Later Middle Ages.” In Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays of Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion. New York: Zone Books, 1991, 181-238.
Bynum, Caroline Walker. Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
Bynum, Caroline Walker. Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages. Publications of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 16. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.
Dronke, Peter. Women Writers of the Middle Ages. A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua (+203) to Marguerite Porete (+1310). Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Finke, Laurie. Feminist Theory, Women’s Writing, Reading Women Writing. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Gibson, Gail McMurray. The Theater of Devotion: East Anglian Drama and Society in the Late Middle Ages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Hamburger, Jeffrey F. Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent. California Studies in the History of Art, 37. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
Jantzen, G. M. Power, Gender, and Christian Mysticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Lagorio, Valerie M. "The Medieval Continental Women Mystics: An Introduction." In An Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe: Fourteen Original Essays, ed. Paul E. Szarmach. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984, 161-93.
Leclercq, Jean. "Solitude and Solidarity: Medieval Women Recluses." In Medieval Religious Women II. Peace Weavers, ed. John A. Nichols and Lillian Thomas Shank. Cistercian Studies Series, 72. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1984, 67-83.
Newman, Barbara. From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.
Nichols, John A. and Lillian Thomas Shank, eds. Medieval Religious Women II. Peace Weavers. Cistercian Studies Series, 72. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1984.
Oliva, Marilyn. The Convent and the Community in Late Medieval England: Female Monasteries in the Diocese of Norwich, 1350-1540. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1998.
Petroff, Elizabeth. Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Smith, Lesley and Jane H. M. Taylor, eds. Women, the Book and the Godly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Woodbridge, Suffolk, and Rochester: D. S. Brewer, 1995, 55-65.
Venarde, Bruce L. Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890-1215. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1997.
Voaden, Rosalynn. Prophets Abroad. The Reception of Continental Holy Women in Late-Medieval England. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D. S. Brewer, 1996.
Warren, Ann. K., Medieval English Anchorites and Their Patrons. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.
Wiethaus, Ulrike, ed. Maps of Flesh and Light: The Religious Experience of Medieval Women Mystics. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1993.
Zum Brunn, Emilie, and Georgette Epiney-Burgard, eds. Women Mystics in Medieval Europe. Trans. Sheila Hughes. New York: Paragon House, 1989.