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Laywomen in monastic spaces
Susannah Crowder

of the Carolingian empire brought an end to direct alliances between St-Arnoul and this dynasty. Yet the community’s ties to the ‘Carolingian’ aspect of its history 164 Performing women remained vital, despite the emergence of new and competing lineages. Through women, eighth-century memorial practice had created ties among disparate, legendary founders and contemporary religious and dynastic interests; in later eras, the monks of St-Arnoul employed representations of Hildegarde and other women to form the basis of new practices that constructed narratives

in Performing women