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❮Reading❯ ➻ Cities of Ladies: Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low Countries, 1200-1565 (The Middle Ages Series) Author Walter Simons – Women1.pro Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic TitleIn the early thirteenth century semireligious communities of women began to form in the cities and towns of the Low Countries These beguinesSelected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic TitleIn the early thirteenth century semireligious communities of women began to form in the cities and towns of the Low Countries These beguines as the women came to be known led lives of contemplation and prayer and earned their livings as laborers or teachersIn Cities of Ladies the first history of the beguines to appear in English in fifty years Walter Simons traces the transformation.

Of informal clusters of single women to large beguinages These veritable single sex cities offered lower and middle class women an alternative to both marriage and convent life While the region's expanding urban economies initially valued the communities for their cheap labor supply severe economic crises by the fourteenth century restricted women's opportunities for work Church authorities had also grown less tolerant of religious experimen.

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