The Writings of Medieval Women, 2nd Edition: An Anthology [NOOK Book]


Enlarged and revised with a new introduction and new textual materials, individual introductions, critical commentaries, and updated bibliographies, this new second edition of 'The Writings of medieval Women' will appeal to an even wider readership.
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The Writings of Medieval Women, 2nd Edition: An Anthology

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Enlarged and revised with a new introduction and new textual materials, individual introductions, critical commentaries, and updated bibliographies, this new second edition of 'The Writings of medieval Women' will appeal to an even wider readership.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This anthology of literature by Perpetua of Carthage, Egeria of Spain, Hildegard of Bingen, Christine de Pizan and other medieval women presents critical commentary and bibliographies for each entry. (Dec.)
Better known writers such as Maria de France, Queen Matilda of England, Christine de Pizan, and Margery Kemp, are joined by those whose works are difficult to find, such as Perpetua of Carthage, Egeria of Spain, and anonymous barbarian poets. The selections are not mere excerpts, but some have been reduced slightly. Enlarged and revised from the 1987 edition to include more writers, and more textual materials such as introductions, critical commentaries, and bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135507855
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Series: Library of Medieval Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 564
  • File size: 676 KB

Table of Contents

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1 Prisoner, Dreamer, Martyr: Perpetua of Carthage 3
2 A Pilgrim to the Holy Land: Egeria of Spain 23
3 Calumniated Empress and Poet: Eudocia of Constantinople 49
4 An Ill-Fated Gothic Queen: Amalasuintha of Italy 71
5 Three Consecrated Women of Merovingian Gaul: Radegund of Poitiers, Caesaria of Arles, and Baudonivia of Poitiers 85
6 "Words Flowing Like Gold Fringes": An Anonymous Letter-Writer of the Sixth Century Eucheria of Marseilles 125
7 Barbarian Women, Holy Women: The Wife's Lament, Wulf and Eadwacer, and Leoba of England and Germany 135
8 Mother to a Young Warrior: Dhuoda of Uzes 153
9 Hagiographer, Playwright, Epic Historian: Hrotswitha of Gandersheim 171
10 A Byzantine Historian of the First Crusade: Anna Comnena 225
11 The Trobairitz in Love and Strife: Tibors; Bieris de Romans; Lombarda; Almuc de Castelnou and Iseut de Capio; Alaisina, Iselda, and Carenza; Gormonda; Azalais de Porcairagues; The Countess of Dia; and Anonymous 241
12 "Marie Is My Name: I Am of France": Marie de France 277
13 Good Queen Maud: Matilda, Queen of the English People 293
14 A Benedictine Visionary in the Rhineland: Hildegard of Bingen 315
15 Handmaid of God: Elisabeth of Schonau 349
16 Brides of the Celestial Bedchamber: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrijs of Nazareth 385
17 A Woman of Letters at the French Court: Christine de Pizan 413
18 An Anchoress of England: Julian of Norwich 441
19 Four English Women of the Fifteenth Century: Margery Kempe, Julians Barnes, Queen Margaret of Anjou, and Margery Brews Paston 467
Index 523
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