Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18092
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Baumer-Despeigne , Odette.
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  • Title: Hadewijch of Antwerp and Hadewijch II; Mysticism of Being in the Thirteenth Century in Brabant [The poems of the female mystic Hadewijch of Antwerp, composed between 1220 and 1240, were revised and augmented by another beguine (member of a sisterhood of laywomen) a decade later. This collaboration reflects the contemporary social trend among laywomen in the Low Countries to voluntary take up a simple life of chastity and poverty without joining a religious order. Although the poems composed by the Hadewijchs are written in the language of the trouveres and courtly love, they express a deep spirituality and love for God (not men). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studia Mystica 14, 4 (Winter 1991): Pages 16 - 37.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beguines Dutch Literature Flemish Literature Hadewijch, Mystic Hadewijch II, Mystic Lay Piety Literature- Verse Love in Literature Mysticism Mystics Religious Women not in Orders Social History Spirituality Translation Transmission of Texts Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01617222
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