Medieval Women s Visionary Literature

These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century.

Medieval Women s Visionary Literature

Medieval Women s Visionary Literature

These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century. Written by hermits, recluses, wives, mothers, wandering teachers, founders of religious communities, and reformers, the selections reveal how medieval women felt about their lives, the kind of education they received, how they perceived the religion of their time, and why ascetic life attracted them.

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Medieval Women's Visionary Literature
Language: en
Pages: 402
Authors: Elizabeth Petroff
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century. Written by hermits, recluses, wives, mothers, wandering teachers, founders of religious communities, and reformers, the selections reveal how medieval women felt about their lives, the kind of education they received, how they
Medieval Women on Sin and Salvation
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Mary Lou Shea
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Hadewijch of Antwerp (c.1200?-1240), Beatrice of Nazareth (1200-1268), Margaret Ebner (1291-1351), and Julian of Norwich (1343-1416/19) are best known for their mystical experiences and literary styles. Medieval Women on Sin and Salvation explores the reality that these women understood their encounters in primarily theological categories. It is well documented that
Writing Women's Literary History
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Margaret J. M. Ezell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-11-08 - Publisher: JHU Press

Ezell critically examines these successful women's literary histories and applies to them the same self-conscious feminism that critics have applied to more traditional methods. Drawing both on French feminisms and on recent historicist scholarship, Ezell points us to new possibilities for the recovery of early modern women's literary history. By
Late-Medieval German Women's Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 157
Authors: Margaret J. M. Ezell
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03 - Publisher: DS Brewer

A considerable collection of German women's poetry in translation, results of ingenious archival research.
Authority and Authorship in Medieval and Seventeenth Century Women's Visionary Writings
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Deborah Frick
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

In medieval and early modern times, female visionary writers used the mode of prophecy to voice their concerns and ideas, against the backdrop of cultural restrictions and negative stereotypes. In this book, Deborah Frick analyses medieval visionary writings by Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe in comparison to seventeenth-century visionary