Medieval Womens Visionary Literature

Paperback | March 1, 1986

byElizabeth Alvilda Petroff

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These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century. Written by hermits, recluses, wives, mothers, wandering teachers, founders of religious communities, and reformers, the selections reveal how medieval women felt about theirlives, the kind of education they received, how they perceived the religion of their time, and why ascetic life attracted them.

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These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century. Written by hermits, recluses, wives, mothers, wandering teachers, founders of religious communities, and reformers, the selections reveal how medieval women felt about theirlives, the kind of education they received, how...

Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff is at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.57 × 9.25 × 0.79 inPublished:March 1, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019503712X

ISBN - 13:9780195037128

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"Will be welcomed by church historians, feminists, and teachers of spirituality. By rendering accessible to English-speaking readers the variety and continuity of women's religious expression, it establishes women as co-creators of the Western Christian tradition."--Choice