Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17317
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Tarvers , Josephine Koster.
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  • Title: “Thys ys my mystrys boke”: English Women and Readers and Writers in Late Medieval England [Women actively participated in manuscript culture and literary production in fourteenth and fifteenth century England. Manuscript evidence shows they could be owners of books as well as translators and scribes. The author provides many examples of manuscripts that were written by and for (and circulated among) women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Uses of manuscripts in literary studies: essays in memory of Judson Boyce Allen.  Edited by Charlotte Cook Morse, Penelope Reed Doob, and Marjorie Curry WoodsStudies in medieval culture.  Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1992.  Pages 305 - 327.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Julian of Norwich, Mystic Kempe, Margery, Mystic Lay Piety Letters Literacy Manuscripts Readers Women Authors Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library Additional 10596. Collection of devotional texts with Wycliffite versions of the stories of Susanna and Tobias, owned by two nuns of Barking Abbey. Manuscript;Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 416. Miscellany of devotional texts
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288133
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