Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17894
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Heene , Katrien.
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  • Title: De litterali et morali earum instruccione: Women's Literacy in Thirteenth-Century Latin Agogic Texts [The author examines didactic texts, particularly saints' lives and exempla, to find out what their clerical authors thought about the connections between women and literacy. Generally reading is associated for women with prayer, while for men it leads to more active engagements in the world, whether it be preaching or directing a noble household. 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 145 - 166.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Education Exempla, Literary Genre Gender Hagiography Handbooks Latin Literature Literacy Readers in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Germany;Low Countries
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
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