Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3291
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Smith , Lesley.
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  • Title: Scriba, Femina: Medieval Depictions of Women Writing [appendix inventories the Western European manuscript illustrations that depict women writing].
  • Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.  Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.  British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 21 - 44.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Illumination of Manuscripts Manuscripts in Art Nuns Portraits Scribes and Scriptoria Women Authors Women in Art Writing
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Twelve figures, all from manuscript illuminations. Six illustrations depict women writing and include St. Bridget of Sweden, Baudonivia, Amalthea, Io, and anonymous women. Three illustrations show women associated with books. Figures Six and Seven are portraits of nuns. Figure Nine represents Fortunatus in the act of writing and comes from the same manuscript as the portrait of Baudonivia mentioned above.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Harris Manchester College
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163
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