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This is one of the first anthologies devoted to the writings of women in the Middle Ages. The fifteen women whose works are represented span seven centuries, eight languages, and ten regions or nationalities. Many are recognized, taught, and anthologized in their own countries but have been inaccessible to students in English. Others are little read today because their litThis is one of the first anthologies devoted to the writings of women in the Middle Ages. The fifteen women whose works are represented span seven centuries, eight languages, and ten regions or nationalities. Many are recognized, taught, and anthologized in their own countries but have been inaccessible to students in English. Others are little read today because their literary fortunes have paralleled fluctuations in literary taste and literary patronage. Katharina M. Wilson's introduction to the volume places these writers in historical context and explores the question of the female imagination and who these women were who were writing at a time when very few women were literate and most literature, sacred and secular, was penned by men. Each of the fifteen chapters has been written by a different scholar and includes a biographical and critical introduction to the writer, a representative selection of her works in translation, and a bibliography. Writers included are:Dhuoda, also Dhuodana - The Frankish Mother (dates 803?-843?)Hrotsvit of Gandersheim - The Saxon Canoness (940s-973?)Marie de France - The French Courtly Poet (1160-1215)Heloise - The French Scholar-Lover (1090?/1100?–16 May 1164)Hildegard of Bingen - The German Visionary (1098–17/09/1179)Castelloza - The Provencal Trobairitz (troubador)(early 13th C.)Mechthild of Magdeburg - The German Mystic (c.1207–c.1282)Hadewijch - The Brabant Mystic (13th C. Beguine)Marguerite Porete - The French HereticSaint Bridget - The Swedish Visionary Saint Catherine of Siena - The Tuscan VisionaryJulian of Norwich - The English MysticMargery Kempe - The English Religious EnthusiastFlorencia Pinar - The Spanish Love PoetChristine de Pizan - The Franco-Italian Professional Writer...

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ISBN : 9780820306414
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Medieval Women Writers Reviews

  • Kelly
    2019-06-07 11:41

    I thought biographical info was weak, and I didn't enjoy having so much fiction. I much prefer the other anthology I looked at with women's rhetorical theory.

  • Casey
    2019-05-27 11:55

    I must have been a hell of a bore in college.