Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6762
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wiberg Pedersen , Else Marie
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  • Title: Can God Speak in the Vernacular? On Beatrice of Nazareth's Flemish Exposition of the Love for God [The author examines the "Seven manieren van heiliger Minnen," a vernacular text written by Beatrice, a prioress of the Cistercian convent of Nazareth in present day Belgium near Antwerp. Wiberg Pedersen also looks at Beatrice's "vita," written in Latin by an unknown monk. The monk also translated her "Seven manieren" text into Latin for inclusion with the "vita." Wiberg Pedersen argues that the Church was frequently uncomfortable with women who wrote theological texts, particularly in the vernacular. Nevertheless Beatrice and other "mulieres religiosae" found various orthodox outlets for their writings. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature.  Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Bradley Warren.  The New Middle Ages series. Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 185 - 208.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Beatrice of Nazareth, Prioress- Seven Manieren van Minne Hagiography Heresy Latin Language Love- Religious Aspects Mystics Nuns Theology Translation Vernacular Language Vita Beatricis, Latin Life of Beatrice of Nazareth which Also Includes a Lat
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Aarhus, Denmark
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312293852
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