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  • Record Number: 17893
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Desplenter , Youri.
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  • Title: Songs of Praise for the "Illiterate": Latin Hymns in Middle Dutch Prose Translation [The author focuses on a group of manuscripts which provide vernacular translations of breviary hymns. Desplenter argues that the manuscripts' intended users were mostly women, both Franciscan tertiaries and canonesses of the Windesheim Chapter. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.  Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia GóngoraMedieval Church Studies.  Brepols, 2004.  Pages 127 - 142.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dutch Literature Franciscan Order- Tertiaries Hymns Latin Literature Liturgy Translation Vernacular Language
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, MS II 5508.2) The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, MS 78 J 47.3) Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, MS Ltk. 287.In the appendix Desplenter lists hymn titles from all three manuscripts in the order of the litu
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  • Table: One Table. Table One Numbers of psalters, combined psalters and breviaries, and breviaries containing hymn translations. They date from 1441 through the 1480s.
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
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