Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7707
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Selman , Rebecca.
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  • Title: Spirituality and Sex Change: "Horologium sapientiae" and "Speculum devotorum" [The author argues that the "Speculum devotorum" was written for women; the intended readers, possibly Bridgettine nuns, were presented with the figures of Mary and Bridget as models].
  • Source: Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England.  Edited by Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead.  University of Toronto Press, 2000.  Pages 63 - 79.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bridget of Sweden, Saint in Literature Devotional Literature Heinrich Seuse, Mystic Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Readers Speculum Devotorum, Middle English Devotional Work Translation Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;Germany
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: In "Spirituality and Sex Change: Horologium sapientiae and Speculum devotorum," Rebecca Selman finds the latter work "intrinsically concerned with the nature of female spirituality,...[it focuses] on the way the figures of Mary and Bridget are used in the
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Exeter and University of Plymouth
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802035175
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