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Nice example - many thanks, Bella.  It makes the connection with the
beguines odder. I  thought they lived alone or in communities of women.
Bernadette

Bernadette

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Subject: Re: [M-R] mulierculae and beguines


> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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> In Canon 11 of the Third Lateran Council, 1179, the word
> seems to be applied to clerical concubines: 'Clerici in
> sacris ordinibus constituti, qui mulierculas suas in
> domibus suis incontinentiae nota tenuerint, aut obiciant
> eas et continenter vivant, aut ab officio et beneficio
> ecclesiastico fiant alieni'.
>
> best wishes
> Bella Millett
>
>
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:17:17 -0500 Charles Giguere
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval
> religion and culture >
> > I've been leafing through Coredon and Williams'
> Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases (it seems to apply
> primarily, if not almost entirely, to documents from the
> British Isles) and came across a cross reference from
> "beguine" to "mulierculae", the latter being defined as
> "The 'little women"' whom students at Oxford c. 1250  were
> forbidden to have or keep in their lodgings. - Cf.
> Beguine."  Does any of the eruditi/ae happen to know the
> source for this? and was this the usage on the continent,
> too, for beguines ?  In at least early medieval continental
> sources  mulierculae  is simply a rather dismissive way of
> referring to laywomen. > > Bernadette Filotas >
> >
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