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From the PublisherHelene Scheck has given us an erudite and original study that is not for the faint of heart ... Reform and Resistance offers new ways to think about the lives and portrayals of women in the early Middle Ages and is an important contribution to ongoing, increasingly complex and nuanced conversations about medieval women and gender.— H-France Review
"...ambitious in subject and scope ... Reform and Resistance raises important questions about the development of ideas of women ... [and] helps to fill the need for comparative studies of medieval women."— Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies
"This book connects Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Latin material to the fascinating work of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim. This connection has seldom, if ever, been made, and yet Scheck not only makes it but also explores it fully. She opens up new ways of reading both traditions. I also like the emphasis placed on Anglo-Latin and ecclesiastical culture, since it is more common for studies of women in the early Middle Ages to focus on vernacular and lay traditions."— Shari Horner, author of The Discourse of Enclosure: Representing Women in Old English Literature"