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

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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 the process an indication of the wealth, the intellectual level, and the spirituality of english nuns from the Conquest to the Reformation.

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ISBN-13: 9780879075583
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Series: Cistercian Studies , #158
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

David N. Bell is professor emeritus of religious studies at Memorial University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He retired as head of the Department of Religious Studies at the end of 2011. He has published some two dozen books, more than a hundred articles, and a great number of book reviews. His most recent book, published May 2014, is The Library of the Abbey of La Trappe: A Study of its History from the Twelfth Century to the French Revolution (Brepols).

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