Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3051
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wogan-Browne , Jocelyn.
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  • Title: Powers of Record, Powers of Example: Hagiography and Women's History [The author compares an Anglo-Norman hagiography collection from Campsey with the "Ancrene Wisse" and its associated "Katherine Group." While the "Ancrene Wisse" presents hagiography as romance, the Campsey manuscript presents many role models for women in which they act together in groups and inhabit an historical setting. The author argues that the collection represents a collectivity of noble women's interests in the areas of monasticism, ecclesiastic issues, and family. It is centered on East Anglia but has networks of connections running through England and the continent. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski.  Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 71 - 93.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Anglo- Norman Literature Campsey, Suffolk, England- Monastery of Augustinian Canonesses East Anglia Hagiography Katherine Group, Middle English Hagiographical Works Manuscripts Monasticism Readers Women in Rel
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library MS Additional 70513. The manuscript is devoted entirely to saints' lives in Anglo-Norman French. It belonged to the Augustinian canonesses at Campsey in Suffolk. The manuscript was written in the late thirteenth century but had thr
  • Illustrations: Two Figures. Figure One Map of southeastern England showing the sites and communities associated with the Campsey manuscript. Figure Two Map of England showing the sites associated with Saints Osith, Modwenna, and Audrée.
  • Table: Two Tables. Table One Texts and authors in the Campsey manuscript along with the saint celebrated in the texts and the locations and patronage associations. Table Two Types of saints in the Campsey manuscript in order of occurrence in the manuscript.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Fordham University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0801441129
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