Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

New release: Anchorites in German speaking regions: Texts and Traditions. By Gabriela Signori

10. May 2010


In: Liz Herbert McAvoy (ed.): Anchoritic Traditions of Medieval Europe. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2010, 43-61.

This volume brings together for the first time in English much of the most important European scholarship on the subject to date. Tracing the vocation's origins from the Egyptian deserts of early Christian activity through to its multiple expressions in western Europe, it also identifies some of those regions [...] where the phenomenon doesnot appear to have been as widespread. As such, the volume provides an invaluable resource for those interested in the theories and practices of medieval anchoritism in particular, and the developmentof medieval religiosity more widely. (the editor)

Prof. Dr. Gabriela Signori is principal investigator and alumna of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz. She is conducting research on “Sex, Choice of Names, and Marriage.” (with Lilach Assaf, Karin Czaja und Dr. Christof Rolker) Abstract