Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8709
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sheerin , Daniel.
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  • Title: Sisters in the Literary Agon: Texts from Communities of Women on the Mortuary Roll of the Abbess Matilda of La Trinité, Caen [The author provides a brief introduction to the mortuary roll for Matilda, abbess of la Trinité monastery in Caen. Mortuary rolls announced the deaths of prominent religious women and men and provided space for monasteries and cathedrals to record prayers and commemorative poems. The author suggests that groups competed for the most elegant and rhetorically inventive entries. He also suggests that poems written by nuns may have prompted the misogynous comments in several of the entries from male religious communities. Latin texts and English translations follow of Matilda's obituary notice and the poems on the mortuary roll from women's communities. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Women Writing Latin from Roman Antiquity to Early Modern Europe. Volume 2: Medieval Women Writing Latin.  Edited by Laurie J. Churchill, Phyllis R. Brown, and Jane E. Jeffrey.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 93 - 131.
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  • Article Type: Essay;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Commemoration Latin Literature Literary Contests Literature- Verse Manuscripts Matilda, Abbess of the Abbey of La Trinite, Caen Misogyny in Literature Monasticism Mortuary Rolls Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415941849
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