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The Resource Body and soul : essays on medieval women and mysticism, Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff

Body and soul : essays on medieval women and mysticism, Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff

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Body and soul : essays on medieval women and mysticism
Title
Body and soul
Title remainder
essays on medieval women and mysticism
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Opening a window onto a long-neglected world of women's experience, this text features eleven essays that examine the writings of medieval women mystics from England, France, Germany, Italy, and the Low Countries, providing close readings of a number of important texts from the viewpoint of different literary theories. Surveying various styles of hagiographical writing, the author offers ground-breaking scholarship on a broad range of topics such as how medieval holy women may have appeared to their contemporaries, medieval antifeminism, comparisons between earlier and later Christian mystical writing, the relationship between male confessors and female penitents in the Middle Ages, and the process by which these extraordinary women produced their work. For courses in religious, medieval, or women's studies, this unique text fills a conspicuous gap in an important and fascinating field of literature
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
248.2/2/082
Index
index present
LC call number
BV5077.E85
LC item number
P48 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Body and soul : essays on medieval women and mysticism, Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women and mysticism in the medieval world -- Unmasking women: medieval responses to the unknowability of the lady -- A new feminine spirituality: the beguines and their writings in medieval Europe -- A medieval woman's utopian vision: the rule of St. Clare of Assisi -- Eloquence and heroic virginity in Hrotsvit's verse legends -- Transforming the world: the serpent-dragon and the virgin saint -- "She seemed to have come from the desert": Italian women saints and the Vitae Patrum cycle -- Male confessors and female penitents: possibilities for dialogue -- The rhetoric of transgression in the Lives of Italian women saints -- Gender, knowledge, and power in Hadewijch's Strophische Gedichten -- Writing the body: male and female in the writings of Marguerite d'Oingt, Angela of Foligno, and Umilita of Faenza
Control code
000403525
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780195084542
Lccn
93037581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000403525
  • (OCoLC)28965931
Label
Body and soul : essays on medieval women and mysticism, Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women and mysticism in the medieval world -- Unmasking women: medieval responses to the unknowability of the lady -- A new feminine spirituality: the beguines and their writings in medieval Europe -- A medieval woman's utopian vision: the rule of St. Clare of Assisi -- Eloquence and heroic virginity in Hrotsvit's verse legends -- Transforming the world: the serpent-dragon and the virgin saint -- "She seemed to have come from the desert": Italian women saints and the Vitae Patrum cycle -- Male confessors and female penitents: possibilities for dialogue -- The rhetoric of transgression in the Lives of Italian women saints -- Gender, knowledge, and power in Hadewijch's Strophische Gedichten -- Writing the body: male and female in the writings of Marguerite d'Oingt, Angela of Foligno, and Umilita of Faenza
Control code
000403525
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780195084542
Lccn
93037581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000403525
  • (OCoLC)28965931

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