Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Writing Religious Women: Female Spirtual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Writing Religious Women: Female Spirtual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England

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Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England, ed. Denis Religious Wlomenevey and Christiania Whitehead (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000). xi + 270 pp. ISBN 0-7083-1642-5, L30.00 (hard covers); 0-7083-1641-7, L14.99 (p/b). This wide-ranging volume of essays on late medieval female vernacular theology, organized in four parts, contains work of a high standard. In part I, on the influence of anchoritic spirituality upon later lay piety, Bella Millett writes on Ancrene Wisse and the Book of Hours. In part it, on Carthusian links with female spirituality, Marleen Cre writes on the presence of Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love and Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls in the Amherst manuscript; Rebecca Selman writes on spirituality and sex change in Horologium sapientiae and Speculum devotorum; and Anne McGovern-Mouron writes on the Liber de modo bene vivendi ad sororem. …

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