Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe. The Antwerp dialogue / edited by Virginia Blanton, Veronica O'Mara, and Patricia Stoop.

  • Turnhout : Brepols, [2017]
  • ©2017
lxvi, 502 pages : illustrations (some color), map, facsimiles ; 24 cm.


Related name
  • Medieval women--texts and contexts ; 28. [More in this series]
  • Medieval women : texts and contexts (MWTC) ; volume 28
Summary note
"The present volume is the third in a series of three integrated publications, the first produced in 2013 as Nuns' literacies in medieval Europe : the Hull dialogue and the second in 2015 as Nuns' literacies in medieval Europe : the Kansas City dialogue. Whereas the first volume focused primarily on Northern Europe, the second expanded the range to include material in minority languages such as Old Norse and Old Irish and focused particularly on education and other textual forms, such as the epistolary and the legal.The third volume expands the geographical range by including a larger selection of female religious, for instance, tertiaries, and further languages (for example, Danish and Hungarian), as well as engaging more explicitly on issues of adaptation of manuscript and early printed texts for a female readership. Like the previous volumes, this collection of essays, focused on various aspects of nuns' literacies from the late seventh to the mid-sixteenth century, brings together the work of specialists to create a dialogue about the Latin and vernacular texts that were read, written, and exchanged by medieval nuns. Contributors to this volume investigate the topic of literacy primarily from palaeographical and textual evidence and by discussing information about book ownership and production in convents" --Page 4 of cover.
Third in a series of volumes based on papers presented at the Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe conferences held at the universities of Hull, Missouri-Kansas City, and Antwerp in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-466) and indexes.
Rules and Learning. Leoba's legacy: the Carolingian transformation of an iconography of literacy / Helene Scheck and Virginia Blanton -- 'Faciat eas litteras edoceri': literate practices in the Clarissan formae vitae / Julie Ann Smith -- Religious Order and textual identity: the case of Franciscan tertiary women / Alison More -- 'To yowr gostly comforte and proffite': devotional reading for the nuns of Syon Abbey / Ann M. Hutchison -- Sitting between two sisters: reading Holy Writ in a community of tertiaries in Sint-Agnes, Amersfoort / Sabrina Corbellini -- A Carthusian nun's Reportationes of Henricus Cool's sermons in the Low Countries / Patricia Stoop and Lisanne Vroomen -- II. Literacy and visualization What did Catalan nuns read? Women's literacy in the female monasteries of Catalonia, Majorca, and Valencia / Blanca Gari -- Christina Hansdotter Brask: reading and pictorial preferences in a Birgittine prayer book / Eva Lindqvist Sandgren -- Devotional books from the Birgittine Abbey of Maribo / Anne Mette Hansen -- Scribal engagement and the late medieval English nun: the quest concludes? / Veronica O'Mara -- Memorializing living saints in the Milanese Convent of Santa Marta in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century / Brian Richardson -- III. Translating and rewriting The legacy of St Margit: a case-study of a Dominican Monastery in Hungary / Victória Hedvig Deák OP -- Anonymous then, invisible now: the readers of 'Sermon a dames religioses' / Cate Gun -- Translation and reform: Le livre de larbre de la croix Jhesucrist and the nuns of Montmartre / Catherine Innes-Parker -- Image, text, and mind: Franciscan tertiaries rewriting Stephan Fridolin's Schatzbehalter in the Pütrichkloster in Munich / Almut Breitenbach and Stefan Matter -- IV. Exchange and networks The transmission of books among canonesses of the Collegiate Church of Sainte-Waudru in Mons: the example of Marie de Hoves's books / Anne Jenny-Clark -- The countess, the abbess, and their books: manuscript circulation in a fifteenth-century German family / Sara S. Poor -- Transmission of images between Flemish and English Birgittine houses / Mary C. Erler -- Exchange and alliance: the sharing and gifting of books in women's houses in late medieval and Renaissance Florence / Melissa Moreton.
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Antwerp dialogue
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  • 2503554113 ((hardback))
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