Women, the Book, and the Godly Selected Proceedings of the St Hilda's Conference, 1993: Volume I

Women, the Book, and the Godly Selected Proceedings of the St Hilda's Conference, 1993: Volume I

by Lesley Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859914208

ISBN-13: 9780859914208

Pub. Date: 06/01/1995

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Taking a variety of critical approaches, the papers in Women, the Book and the Godlyanalyse the subject of women and religion, illustrating clearly the wealth of previously untapped material on this topic, whether in archive, manuscript or early printed source. The volume examines writing by women, writing which excludes women, and writing which ignores them, as well…  See more details below

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Taking a variety of critical approaches, the papers in Women, the Book and the Godlyanalyse the subject of women and religion, illustrating clearly the wealth of previously untapped material on this topic, whether in archive, manuscript or early printed source. The volume examines writing by women, writing which excludes women, and writing which ignores them, as well as women readers, women patrons, and women who were read to. Archaeology, canon and civil law, and trial depositions are all represented. The common determinants of marital and social status are, of course, explored, but so also are the problems of women and language, women's various roles as creators, recipients, and objects, and women's positions on the sliding scale between the orthodox, the reforming, and the heterodox churches. The essays thus represent something of the variety and range of work being done on medieval women today.Contributors: ALCUIN BLAMIRES, JACQUELINE MURRAY, WYBREN SCHEEPSMA, ANNEM. DUTTON, ROSALYNN VOADEN, GRACE JANTZEN, ELIZABETH A. ANDERSEN, THOMAS LUONGO, BENEDICTA WARD, GOPA ROY, GEORGES WHALEN, CATHERINE INNES-PARKER, HELEN PHILLIPS, SHANNON McSHEFFREY, PETER BILLER

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859914208
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
The Limits of Bible Study for Medieval Women1
The Absent Penitent: The Cure of Women's Souls and Confessors' Manuals in Thirteenth-Century England13
'For hereby I hope to rouse some to piety': Books of Sisters from Convents and Sister-Houses associated with the Devotio Moderna in the Low Countries27
Passing the Book: Testamentary Transmission of Religious Literature to and by Women in England 1350-150041
God's Almighty Hand: Women Co-Writing the Book55
'Cry out and write': Mysticism and the Struggle for Authority67
Mechthild von Magdeburg: Her Creativity and her Audience77
Catherine of Siena: Rewriting Female Holy Authority89
'To my dearest sister': Bede and the Educated Woman105
'Sharpen your mind with the whetstone of books': The Female Recluse as Reader in Goscelin's Liber Confortatorius, Aelred of Rievaulx's De Institutione Inclusarum and the Ancrene Wisse113
Patronage Engendered: How Goscelin Allayed the Concerns of Nuns' Discriminatory Publics123
Ancrene Wisse and Pe Wohunge of Ure Lauerd: The Thirteenth-Century Female Reader and the Lover-Knight137
Rewriting the Fall: Julian of Norwich and the Chevalier des Dames149
Literacy and the Gender Gap in the Late Middle Ages: Women and Reading in Lollard Communities157
Women and Texts in Languedocian Catharism171
Index of Manuscripts183
General Index185

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