What Nuns Read: Books and Libraries in Medieval English Nunneries (Cistercian Studies Series)

What Nuns Read: Books and Libraries in Medieval English Nunneries (Cistercian Studies Series)

by David N. Bell
     
 

The literacy and education of medieval nuns has been a subject of dispute and study in recent years. In his third Index of medieval libraries, David Bell presents a comprehensive list of al manuscripts and printed books which have been traced with certainty or high probability to english nunneries. A systematic listing of the books available to english nuns, and in

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The literacy and education of medieval nuns has been a subject of dispute and study in recent years. In his third Index of medieval libraries, David Bell presents a comprehensive list of al manuscripts and printed books which have been traced with certainty or high probability to english nunneries. A systematic listing of the books available to english nuns, and in the process an indication of the wealth, the intellectual level, and the spirituality of english nuns from the Conquest to the Reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879075583
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Cistercian Studies, #158
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author


David N. Bell is University Research Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The Memorial University of Newfoundland. A graduate of the Universities of Leeds and Oxford, he has written on diverse subjects from the desert monastic tradition to the libraries of medieval and seventeenth century abbeys, taught courses in Asian as well as European religious traditions, and has translated works from Coptic, Greek, and Latin.

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