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  • Record Number: 11660
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ehrenschwendtner , Marie Luise.
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  • Title: Puellae litteratae: The Use of the Vernacular in the Dominican Convents of Southern Germany
  • Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.  Edited by Diane Watt.  University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 49 - 71.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dominican Order Education Latin Language Literacy Monasticism Readers Vernacular Language Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources: "Ehrenschwendtner argues that unlike the more conservative and traditional monastic houses, such as Helfta, the Dominican nuns used more vernacular in their religious lives. The Dominican friars who oversaw them did not deny them access to Latin, but rather seemed to have encouraged the use of the vernacular outside of the liturgy." From the review written by Katherine L. French of "Medieval Women in Their Communities," "Medieval Review" (TMR ID: 96.12.11). [Reproduced by permission of the "Medieval Review."].
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042899
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