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From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature / Edition 1
     

From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature / Edition 1

by Barbara Newman
 

ISBN-10: 0812215451

ISBN-13: 9780812215458

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

From Virile Woman to WomanChrist
Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature
Barbara Newman

"Barbara Newman has written the most wide-ranging and throughly researched study to date of women's religious literature of the Middle Ages. Ranging across time . . . regional and linguistic borders . . . and genres, Newman provides enough examples to sink an armada of

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From Virile Woman to WomanChrist
Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature
Barbara Newman

"Barbara Newman has written the most wide-ranging and throughly researched study to date of women's religious literature of the Middle Ages. Ranging across time . . . regional and linguistic borders . . . and genres, Newman provides enough examples to sink an armada of skeptics who would dismiss medieval female piety as somehow unrepresentative of high medieval culture. The range of examples is itself dazzling, and students of religious and feminist history will treasure this book. . . . But to prodigious learning and careful scholarship Newman adds . . . a writer's gift for being both clear and engaging. . . . From Virile Woman to WomanChrist is not only good scholarship but a good read."--Studies in the Age of Chaucer

The Middle Ages Series
1995 | 424 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 illus.
ISBN 978-0-8122-1545-8 | Paper | $26.50s | £17.50
World Rights | Women's/Gender Studies, Religion

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"Barbara Newman has written an erudite and wonderful book. . . . From Virile Woman to WomanChrist should be required reading in every university-level women's studies course."--Caroline Walker Bynum, The Catholic Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812215458
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
The Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Introduction

1. Flaws in the Golden Bowl: Gender and Spiritual Formation in the Twelfth Century
2. Authority, Authenticity, and the Repression of Heloise
3. "Crueel Corage": Child Sacrifice and the Maternal Martyr in Hagiography and Romance
4. On the Threshold of the Dead: Purgatory, Hell, and Religious Women
5. La Mystique Courtoise: Thirteenth-Century Beguines and the Art of Love
Excursus 1. Hadewijch and Abelard
Excursus 2. Gnostics, Free Spirits, and "Meister Eckhart's Daughter"
6. WomanSpirit, Woman Pope
7. Renaissance Feminism and Esoteric Theology: The Case of Cornelius Agrippa

Epilogue
Abbreviations
Notes
Appendix A: Religious Literature of Formation, 1075-1225
Appendix B: Glossary of Religious Women
Works Cited
Index

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