Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Guidance for Women in Twelfth-Century Convents

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Guidance for Women in Twelfth-Century Convents

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Guidance for Women in Twelfth-Century Convents, trans. Vera Morton with an interpretative essay by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Library of Medieval Women (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer; Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2003). x + 203 pp. ISBN 0-85991-825-4. £40.00/$70.00. The Library of Medieval Women series to which this volume belongs 'aims to make available in English translation significant works by, for, and about medieval women'. The present volume is a collection of short texts: two of Abelard's letters to Heloise (on the origin of the order of nuns (Letter 7) and on the education of nuns (Letter 9)); two of Osbert of Clare's letters (to Adelidis Abbess of Barking (Letter 42) and to Osbert's nieces Margaret and Cecilia of Barking (Letters 21 and 22)); Peter the Venerable's letter to his nieces Margaret and Pontia (Letter 185); and extracts of Goscelin of St Bertin's Lives of the abbesses at Barking. …

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