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

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

Volume I

Edited by Lesley Smith, Jane H.M. Taylor

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Papers on women and religion in the middle ages, drawn from archive, manuscipt and early printed sources.
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

Details

June 1995
205 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859914208
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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Table of Contents

`The Limits of Bible Study for Medieval Women'. - Alcuin Blamires
`The Absent Penitent: The Cure of Women's Souls and Confessors' Manuals in Thirteenth-Century England'. - Jacqueline Murray
``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 Countries'.the Low Countries'. - Wybren Scheepsma
`Passing the Book: Testamentary Transmission of Religious Literature To and By Women in England 1350-1500'. -
`Women and Texts in Languedocian Catharism'. - Rosalynn Voaden
``Cry Out and Write': Mysticism and the Struggle for Authority'. - Book Reviews
`Mechthild von Magdeburg: Her Creativity and her Audience'. - Elizabeth A Andersen
`Catherine of Siena: Rewriting Female Holy Authority'. - F Thomas Luongo *Moved away*
``To My Dearest Sister': Bede and the Educated Woman'. - Benedicta Ward
``Sharpen your mind with the whetstone of books': The Female Recluse as Reader in Goscelin's `Liber Confortatorious', Aelred of Rievalx's `De Institutione Inclusarum' and the `Ancrene Wisse''.Rievalx's `De Institutione Inclusarum' and the `Ancren - Gopa Roy
`Patronage Engendered: How Goscelin Allayed the Concerns of Nuns' Discriminatory Publics'. - Georges Whalen
``Ancrene Wisse and De Wohunge of Ure Lauerd': The Thirteenth- Century Female Reader and the Lover-Knight'. - Catherine Innes-Parker
`Rewriting the Fall: Julian of Norwich and the `Chevalier des Dames''. - Helen Phillips
`Literacy and the Gender Gap in the Late Middle Ages: Women and Reading in Lollard Communities'. - Shannon McSheffrey
`Women and Texts in Languedocian Catharism'. - Peter Biller

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