Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages

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ings; there is reason to believe that she dictated much of the original text from which these were copied. See Schleussner and my forthcoming translation, Magdalena of Freiburg: Selections from her Vitae and Meditative Works, Pegasus Library of Medieval Women.
10. Although it may seem to us that this series of crises more than any particular vocation propelled Caterina into the religious life, Caterina herself asserts that her desire for God dated from her earliest childhood. Whether that is autobiography or autohagiography (or both) cannot, of course, be settled. It is, however, important to note that these events are not represented as causally connected to her decision to enter into the religious life.
11. For the details of the dispute, see Samaritani, "Ailisia de Baldo."

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