Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4833
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  • Title: Changing Views of Carolingian Women's Literary Culture: The Evidence From Essen [the Appendix provides a detailed listing of the contents of Düsseldorf, Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek Sammelhandschrift B.3].
  • Source: Early Medieval Europe 8, 1 ( 1999): Pages 69 - 97.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Carolingian Empire Essen, Nordrhein- Westfalen, Germany- Monastery for Women Literacy Manuscripts Monasticism Readers Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 9
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Düsseldorf, Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek Sammelhandschrift B.3. It contains a wide range of elements including scriptural excerpts, selections from exegetical works, saints' lives, hymns, and excerpts from Gregory and Augustine. It is dated in the 8
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  • Abstract: This article endeavours to show that much of what has been considered ‘exceptional’ in Carolingian women's literary culture had in fact a much wider purview. An examination of key elements of a ninth-century codex illuminates the continuity between the manuscript's creators and intended audience, providing plausible evidence for female involvement in the production and utilization of intricate literary compilations and, thus, also for a more inclusive role for women in the Carolingian Renaissance.
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09639462
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