The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Womens Writing by Carolyn DinshawThe Cambridge Companion to Medieval Womens Writing by Carolyn Dinshaw

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Womens Writing

EditorCarolyn Dinshaw, David Wallace

Paperback | June 23, 2003

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Beginning with an examination of the different stages of women's lives--childhood, virginity, marriage and widowhood, this Companion addresses various aspects of medieval life that affected women's writing. These include the nature of authorship in the period, the position of women at home or in nunneries, and their relationship to religion. Additional essays cover the lives and work of such prominent women writers as Heloise, Marie de France, Christine de Pizan, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe and Joan of Arc. A chronology and guides to further reading add information which students and scholars will find invaluable.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Womens WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 23, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521796385

ISBN - 13:9780521796385

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Table of Contents

Contributors; Chronology Chris Africa; Introduction Carolyn Dinshaw and David Wallace; Part I. Estates of Women: 1. Female Childhoods Daniel T. Kline; 2. Virginity Ruth Evans; 3. Marriage Dyan Elliott; 4. Widows Barbara Hanawalt; 5. Between Women Karma Lochrie; Part II. Texts and Other Spaces: 6. Women and authorship Jennifer Summit; 7. Enclosure Christopher Cannon; 8. At home; out of the house Sarah Salih; 9. Beneath the pulpit Alcuin Blamires; Section III. Medieval Women: 10. Heloise Christopher Baswell; 11. Marie de France Roberta L. Krueger; 12. The Roman de la Rose, Christine de Pizan, and the querelles des femmes David F. Hult; 13. Lyrics and romances Sarah McNamer; 14. Julian of Norwich Nicholas Watson; 15. Margery Kempe Carolyn Dinshaw; 16. Continental women mystics and English readers Alexandra Barratt; 17. Joan of Arc Nadia Margolis; Guide to further reading.

Editorial Reviews

"Chapters invoke the many texts that shaped medieval women's lives, [...] providing the contextual information necessary to comprehend how women came into contact with and contributed to medieval women's culture." Arthuriana