Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3008
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Harley , Marta Powell.
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  • Title: Of Widewhod: A Middle English Tract in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 938 [The author traces the Biblical and patristic sources for this tract on widowhood and defines it as essentially a translation of the final chapter of the "De vita christiana" with an introduction added of admonitions, scriptural references, and commentary. The author also supplies an edition of the Middle English text of the tract. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Manuscripta 36, 3 (November 1992): Pages 178 - 190.
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Editing Texts Handbooks Lay Piety Manuscripts Of Widewhod, Middle English Tract Sources Widows in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 938, fols. 265r-267v. The manuscript is made of vellum and dates from the first half of the fifteenth century. It contains a collection of vernacular theological works and was intended to be a religious handbook for a l
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  • Author's Affiliation: Florida State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English;Middle English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00252603
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