Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Hull Dialogue

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Hull Dialogue

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Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Hull Dialogue, ed. Virginia Blanton, Veronica O'Mara, and Patricia Stoop, Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts 36 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013). xxxiii + 367 pp. ISBN 978-2-503-53972-0. euro90.00. This collection of seventeen essays from a conference in Hull aims to put to rest the idea that medieval nuns were illiterate, an idea that was in part indebted to the assumption that things were the same in all parts of Europe. The first group of essays ('Literacy and nuns') discusses a late eighth-/early ninth-century copy of Jerome from Chcllcs that later came to Quedlinburg, Abbess Petronilla Chemillé of Fontevraud, a female scribe at Zwiefalten, late medieval English household accounts, and the scribal activities of nuns in late medieval England. The second section ('Language and literacy') discusses Latinity among the nuns of Vadstena in Sweden, Latin and German as used by nuns in Vienna, and vernacular texts imitating the Divine Office in Medieval Dutch. …

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