Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7376
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mckitterick , Rosamond.
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  • Title: Les Femmes, les arts et la culture en occident dans le haut moyen âge [The author examines the efforts made by learned women during the Carolingian era to promote Biblical knowledge and reform the liturgy. In monasteries high-born women copied important texts and wrote in all the valued literary genres. Royal and noblewomen, including Gisela, the sister of Charlemagne, and Rotrude, his daughter, developed relationships as patrons and allies with scholars and churchmen from whom they commissioned texts which responded to their religious needs. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe -XIe siècles). Colloque international organisé les 28, 29 et 30 mars 1996 à Bruxelles et Villeneuve d'Ascq.  Edited by Stéphane Lebecq, Alain Dierkens, Régine Le Jan, and Jean-Marie Sansterre.  Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, 1999.  Pages 149 - 161.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Carolingian Empire Learning and Scholarship Liturgical Books Manuscripts Noble Women Patronage, Artistic Patronage, Ecclesiastical Patronage, Literary Queens Scribes and Scriptoria
  • Geographic Area: France;Germany
  • Century: 8-9
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cambridge
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2905637358
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