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beguinage

(ˈbɛɡiːˌnɑːʒ; ˈbɛɡɪˌnɪdʒ)
n
a convent for members of the Beguine sisterhood
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Perhaps most introspective and evocative of all, and Hack's favourite, is Memory of Bruges: Entrance to the Beguinage (1904; Fig.
There was no disgrace, really, if one chose to leave the beguinage to marry but, alternatively, the begui-nage served as refuge for those who in one way or another might be forced into marriage.
10) Como la Serenisima, y como Ys, la "Fortaleza de las aguas," Brujas estaba condenada por el mar, y desde las profundidades, se escucharian las campanas del beguinage al igual que en La Cathedrale engloutie.
El primer Beguinage de Amberes se fundo en torno a 1240 y se situaba al sur de las murallas de la ciudad, lo que las hacia vulnerables ante cualquier asalto.
Mais c'est veritablement le projet de renovation du Grand Beguinage de Louvain (fig.
Quiet beauty spots of Minnewater Park with its lake and river and the ancient Beguinage with a tranquil convent garden, will leave you speechless.
You can never really get lost amongst all this beauty as Lange Rei/Spinolarei in Bruges (main picture) and (insets from top left): Bruges - a view of St Saviour's Cathedral, Markt, swans near the Beguinage, the Belfry from Markt.
Leuven's Unesco-listed Groot Begijnhof - once a beguinage, or community of women, now one of the city's most eye-catching neighbourhoods.
The Rule of the beguinage of Sainte-Elisabeth in Valenciennes, dated 1262, specified that beguines could wear "meulequins arranged to their prioress's approval," implying that there were appropriate and inappropriate ways to arrange (ordenner) the same head coverings.
Catherine de Zegher, Inside the Visible: An Elliptical Traverse of the Twentieth Century in, of, and from the Feminine (Kortrijk, Belgium: The Beguinage of St.
14) William, on the other hand, founded the beguinage of Saint Agnes at Sint-Truiden in 1258, and on November 27, 1267, Clement IV wrote the privilege for Saint Agnes, a document that demonstrates both William's ability to gain protection for unaffiliated laywomen in the area and his real interest in supporting them.
An example from his work in Siena is the tondo, The Holy Family with the Infant St John and St Jerome and St Anthony of Padua, which was probably painted for a member of the wealthy Bichi family who had retreated to an early form of beguinage under the control of the Franciscan convent of St Jerome in the south of Siena.