Medieval Writings On Female Spirituality

Author: Elizabeth Spearing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140439250
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A wide-ranging collection of writings by and about religious women presenting some of the most original and compelling literature of the middle ages.Highlights of this edition include Marguerite Porete's allegorical poem 'The Mirror of ...

Writing Religious Women

Author: Christiania Whitehead
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084033
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This collection of commissioned essays explores women's vernacular theology through a wide range of medieval prose and verse texts, from saints' lives to visionary literature.

Feminine Sanctity And Spirituality In Medieval Wales

Author: Jane Cartwright
Publisher: University of Wales
ISBN: 0708319998
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Medieval Writings on Female Spirituality (London: Penguin, 2002); Anke Bernau,
Ruth Evans and Sarah Salih (eds), Medieval Virginities (Cardiff: University of
Wales Press, 2003); Liz Herbert McAvoy and Mari HughesEdwards (eds),
Anchorites, Wombs and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the
Middle Ages (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005). 2 Diane Watt, Secretaries
of God: Women Prophets in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (
Woodbridge: The ...

Feminist Approaches To The Body In Medieval Literature

Author: Linda Lomperis
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812213645
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Elizabeth Robertson Medieval Medical Views of Women and Female Spirituality
in the Ancrene Wisse and Julian of Norwich's Showings That women were
defined in the Middle Ages by their bodies has become almost a commonplace in
studies of medieval concepts of gender. The idea of a woman's essential
materiality arises primarily from Hippocratie, Aristotelian, and Galenic medical
views of women as they are synthesized with theological commentaries on
Genesis.

Mulieres Religiosae

Author: Veerle Fraeters
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503549125
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Through twelve case studies covering different regions in Europe, this volume considers the nuances of what constituted female spiritual authority, how it was acquired and manifested by religious women, and how it evolved from the high ...

Jesus As Mother

Author: Caroline Walker Bynum
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520052222
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But because these essays approach texts in a way others have not done, focus on imagery others have not found important, and insist, as others have not insisted, on comparing groups to other groups (e.g., comparing what is peculiarly male ...

Visions And Longings

Author: Monica Furlong
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829304
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Monica Furlong uses key selections from among these women's own writings and writings about them by their contemporaries, along with her own assessment of them, to open up their contributions to a wide popular audience.

Medieval Women S Writing

Author: Diane Watt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565763X
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The book will become standard reading for all students of these debates. Medieval Women's Writing is a major new contribution to our understanding of women's writing in England, 1100-1500.

Holy Anorexia

Author: Rudolph M. Bell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226042053
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Examines the lives of over two hundred holy women who lived in Italy between 1200 and the present, and argues that many saints suffered from anorexia nervosa Is there a resemblance between the contemporary anorexic teenager in her single ...

Women And Disability In Medieval Literature

Author: T. Pearman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230117562
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As I haveshown, boththe production ofKempe's textand the performanceofher
spirituality dependupon hergendered body, abody deemed defective by male
authorities. Such understandings of her body condition hervery notions of what it
means to be a spiritual woman in the later Middle Ages. However, instead of
renouncingherbody, Kempe turns toit,usingitto demonstrate hersingular status.
By rewriting her own experiences withher body and castingthem as painlessand
spiritual, ...