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Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England [Hardcover]

By Denis Renevey (Editor) & Christiana Whitehead (Editor)
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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. Employing a historicist methodology, the essays are sited at the intersection of two discursive fields: female spiritual practice and female textual practice. The contributors are primarily interested in the relation of women to religious books, as writers, receivers, and as objects of representation. They focus on historical approaches to the question of women's spirituality, and generically unrestricted examinations of issues of female literacy, book ownership, and reading practice. The essays are grouped under four main themes: the influence of anchoritic spirituality upon later lay piety, Carthusian links with female spirituality, the representation of femininity in Anglo-Norman and Middle English religious poetry, and veneration, performance and delusion in the Book of Margery Kempe.

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Studio: University of Toronto Press
Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2000
Publisher   University of Toronto Press
ISBN  0802035175  
ISBN13  9780802035172  

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More About Denis Renevey & Christiana Whitehead

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Denis Renevey is Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at the Universities of Fribourg and Lausanne.

Denis Renevey has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Fribourg, Switzerland University of Lausanne, Switzerlan.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Books & Reading > Women Writers & Feminist Theory
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Classics > Medieval
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays > General
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Criticism & Theory > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Criticism & Theory
7Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Movements & Periods > Medieval
8Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British
9Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Womens Studies > General
10Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Womens Studies > Women Writers
12Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality

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