Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 28920
Author(s): Clanchy, Michael,
Contributor(s):
Title : Did Mothers Teach their Children to Read?
Source: Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400-1400: Essays Presented to Henrietta Leyser.   Edited by Conrad Leyser and Lesley Smith. Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West .   Ashgate, 2011.  Pages 129 - 153.
Year of Publication: 2011.

2. Record Number: 29039
Author(s): Robertson, Elizabeth
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Title : Julian of Norwich's Unmediated Vision [The author addresses a number of issues related to the visual including how Julian related the visual to theology, visual culture available in late fourteenth century Norwich, late medieval concepts of optics, and the importance to Julian of an unmediate
Source: Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Objects in Global Perspective: Translations of the Sacred.   Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Jennifer Jahner. New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  Pages 97 - 114.
Year of Publication: 2010.

3. Record Number: 14569
Author(s): Powell, Morgan.
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Title : Making the Psalter of Christina of Markyate (The St. Albans Psalter)
Source: Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 293 - 335.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 10826
Author(s): Simons, Walter.
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Title : Staining the Speech of Things Divine: The Uses of Literacy in Medieval Beguine Communities [The author examines different kinds of evidence including vernacular texts written by Beguines, wills that bequeathed manuscripts to or from Beguines, and daily activities of Beguines involving the written word. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.   Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia Góngora Medieval Church Studies .   Brepols, 2004. Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 85 - 110.
Year of Publication: 2004.

5. Record Number: 10827
Author(s): Hemptinne, Thérèse.de
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Title : Reading, Writing, and Devotional Practices: Lay and Religious Women and the Written Word in the Low Countries (1350-1550) [The author argues in part that manuscripts in the vernacular served as a means of connection among female relatives and friends, both urban laywomen and those in religious life (Beguines as well as nuns). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.   Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia Góngora Medieval Church Studies .   Brepols, 2004. Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 111 - 126.
Year of Publication: 2004.

6. Record Number: 10829
Author(s): Heene, Katrien.
Contributor(s):
Title : De litterali et morali earum instruccione: Women's Literacy in Thirteenth-Century Latin Agogic Texts [The author examines didactic texts, particularly saints' lives and exempla, to find out what their clerical authors thought about the connections between women and literacy. Generally reading is associated for women with prayer, while for men it leads to more active engagements in the world, whether it be preaching or directing a noble household. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.   Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia Góngora Medieval Church Studies .   Brepols, 2004. Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 145 - 166.
Year of Publication: 2004.

7. Record Number: 20787
Author(s): Fleck, Cathleen A
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Title : Blessed the eyes that see those things you see: The Trecento Choir Frescoes at Santa Maria Donnaregina in Naples [Describes the events depicted in the fresco cycles of the monastery, and makes connections between the relationship of the nun's agency as viewer of the frescoes to her relationship with the male mendicant orders of the monastery. Also examines how the content of the frescoes alludes to increases in women's literacy in Naples during this period. Title note supplied by Femiane.].
Source: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte , 67., ( 2004):  Pages 201 - 224.
Year of Publication: 2004.

8. Record Number: 10535
Author(s): Clanchy, Michael.
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Title : Images of Ladies with Prayer Books: What Do They Signify? [The author analyzes a few images including those of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Yolande of Soissons. He is interested particularly in the meaning of private prayer for these women and the influence that their devotion to Mary had on the use of psalters and books of hours. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The church and the book: papers read at the 2000 Summer Meeting and the 2001 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.   Edited by R. N. Swanson Studies in Church History, 38.  2004. Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 106 - 122.
Year of Publication: 2004.

9. Record Number: 14637
Author(s): Fleck, Cathleen A
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Title : To exercise yourself in these things by continued contemplation: Visual and Textual Literacy in the Frescoes at Santa Maria Donna Regina [The author argues that the Donna Regina fresco program was planned to enhance the resident nuns' understanding and meditation on the tenets of the faith. Furthermore many of the nuns would have had a visual literacy as well as a textual literacy to understand the sophisticated iconography and the Latin inscriptions. The nuns also would need to summon up relevant Biblical texts and other readings from memory. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography, and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century Naples.   Edited by Janis Elliott and Cordelia Warr .   Ashgate, 2004. Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 109 - 128.
Year of Publication: 2004.

10. Record Number: 8068
Author(s): Sheingorn, Pamela.
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Title : The Wise Mother : The Image of St.Anne Teaching the Virgin Mary [The author argues that medieval images of Saint Anne teaching the Virgin have been ignored by scholars. As a result both the importance of mothers as teachers and the prevalence of literacy among upper and middle class women has been downplayed. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski .   Cornell University Press, 2003. Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte , 67., ( 2004):  Pages 105 - 134. This article was first published in Gesta (Full Text via JSTOR) 32, 1 (1993): 69-80. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2003.

11. Record Number: 9637
Author(s): Robertson, Elizabeth.
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Title : This Living Hand: Thirteenth-Century Female Literacy, Materialist Immanence, and the Reader of the "Ancrene Wisse" [The author first surveys the manuscripts of the "Ancrene Wisse" and the languages that early readers would have used. Then she analyzes the broadly historical context of thirteenth century female religious readers. In the final section, Robertson focuses
Source: Speculum , 78., 1 (January 2003):  Pages 1 - 36. Abridged version published in Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates. Edited by Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith. Routledge, 2014. Pages 162-179.
Year of Publication: 2003.

12. Record Number: 8053
Author(s): Stofferahn, Steven A.
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Title : A Schoolgirl and Mistress Felhin: A Devout Petition from Ninth Century Saxony [The author provides a brief introduction to the Latin request in a manuscript from Essen by a ninth century female student in a woman's monastery. The writer wants to keep vigil overnight with the lady Adalu. The Latin text and an English translation follow the introduction. 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. Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History , 5., ( 2002):  Pages 25 - 35.
Year of Publication: 2002.

13. Record Number: 7135
Author(s): Wogan-Brown, Jocelyn.
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Title : Analytical Survey 5: "Reading is Good Prayer": Recent Research on Female Reading Communities [The author has written an extended bibliographic essay that thoughtfully surveys and evaluates the recent historiography on women readers, their texts, and their communities, especially monastic houses. Note also the valuable bibliography on pages 276-297.].
Source: New Medieval Literatures , 5., ( 2002):  Pages 229 - 297.
Year of Publication: 2002.

14. Record Number: 8592
Author(s): Tokunaga, Satoko.
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Title : Assessing Book Use by Women in Late Medieval England [The author surveys the difficulties in establishing actual use of books by women. Topics briefly discussed include marks of ownership, instances of women writing, communal reading, and the roles of men, particularly as chaplains, as readers, and as interpreters of Latin texts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History , 5., ( 2002):  Pages 169 - 176.
Year of Publication: 2002.

15. Record Number: 6839
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Title : Popular Literacy in the Middle Ages: "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues that Margery Kempe demonstrates a text-based literacy in her text because she has a wide knowledge of religious writings, many from heart, that she learned by listening. Margery Kempe expands our definition of literate because of her sophisticated composition and use of written sources. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Popular Literacy: Studies in Cultural Practices and Poetics.   Edited by John Trimbur .   University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History , 5., ( 2002):  Pages 56
Year of Publication: 2001.

16. Record Number: 8549
Author(s): Amsler, Mark.
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Title : Affective Literacy: Gestures of Reading in the Later Middle Ages [The author uses "affective literacy" to mean the ways people develop emotional, gestural, and other physical relationships with texts. He argues that the "Ancrene Wisse" regulated its readers' devotional, physical, and affective behaviors. Transgressive literacy, in which readers touched or kissed images, gave them a relationship with sacred texts which came close to that of clerics. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies: Proceeding of the Illinois Medieval Association (Full Text via Project Muse) 18 (2001): 83-110 Link Info
Year of Publication: 2001.

17. Record Number: 4878
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : The Possibilities of Literacy and the Limits of Reading: Women and the Gendering of Medical Literacy
Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.   Edited by Monica H. Green Variorum Collected Studies Series, 680.   Ashgate Publishing, 2000. Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam , 20., ( 2000):  Pages 1 - 76.
Year of Publication: 2000.

18. Record Number: 5573
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
Contributor(s):
Title : Books as a Source of Medical Education for Women in the Middle Ages
Source: Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam , 20., ( 2000):  Pages 331 - 369.
Year of Publication: 2000.

19. Record Number: 5820
Author(s): Guzzetti, Linda.
Contributor(s):
Title : Donne e scrittura a Venezia nel tardo trecento [Remarkably few personal documents from Venice survive from before the 16th century nor was the Venetian vernacular a developed literary tongue; consequently we have very little material written by Venetian women; Cataruza da Pesaro, however, has left us letters to her brother-in-law; other signs of literacy include legacies of books and a handful of autograph wills].
Source: Archivio Veneto Series V , 187., 130 ( 1999):  Pages 5 - 31.
Year of Publication: 1999.

20. Record Number: 4329
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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.
Year of Publication: 1999.

21. Record Number: 4380
Author(s): Woods, Marjorie Curry.
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Title : Shared Books: Primers, Psalters, and the Adult Acquisition of Literacy Among Devout Laywomen and Women in Orders in Late Medieval England
Source: New Trends in Feminine Spirituality: The Holy Women of Liège and Their Impact.   Edited by Juliette Dor, Lesley Johnson, and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts, 2.   Brepols, 1999. Early Medieval Europe , 8., 1 ( 1999):  Pages 177 - 193.
Year of Publication: 1999.

22. Record Number: 5476
Author(s): Gajano, Sofia Boesch, Prosperi, Adriano and Albano Biondi
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Title : La Donna e il libro [the three authors react to the studies edited by Gabriella Zarri in "Donna, Disciplina, creanza cristiana" (Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 1996); among the findings is a repertory of 2,626 titles for women published in the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries in Italy; most provide women with models of conduct, legal rules of life, and norms for behavior; the literature on conduct emphasized obedience; women played significant roles in this development as authors, especially of autobiographies, buyers of books, and readers].
Source: Quaderni storici , 1 (Aprile 1998):  Pages 227 - 242.
Year of Publication: 1998.

23. Record Number: 2267
Author(s): Ehrenschwendtner, Marie Luise.
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Title : Puellae litteratae: The Use of the Vernacular in the Dominican Convents of Southern Germany
Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.   Edited by Diane Watt .   University of Toronto Press, 1997. Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 23., (Spring 1997):  Pages 49 - 71.
Year of Publication: 1997.

24. Record Number: 2492
Author(s): McGrady, Deborah.
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Title : Women in the Vernacular and the Periodization of Medieval German Literature [also discusses women's roles in the production and dissemination of Old High German literature].
Source: Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 23., (Spring 1997):  Pages 37 - 47.
Year of Publication: 1997.

25. Record Number: 1596
Author(s): Gameson, Richard.
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Title : The Gospels of Margaret of Scotland and the Literacy of an Eleventh-Century Queen [appendices include a trancription of the Latin text on the flyleaf that describes the miraculous survival of the manuscript after falling in a river, an English translation of the text, and variant readings in the gospel texts].
Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.   Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor .   British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997. Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 23., (Spring 1997):  Pages 148 - 171.
Year of Publication: 1997.

26. Record Number: 1565
Author(s): Tarvers, Josephine K.
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Title : The Alleged Illiteracy of Margery Kempe: A Reconsideration of the Evidence
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 11., ( 1996):  Pages 113 - 124. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Year of Publication: 1996.

27. Record Number: 758
Author(s): Rusconi, Roberto.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women Religious in Late Medieval Italy: New Sources and Directions [documentary sources discussed include monastic records, notarial documents, hagiographical works, nuns' writings, and visual images].
Source: Women and Religion in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.   Edited by Daniel Bornstein and Roberto Rusconi. Trans. by Margery J. Schneider .   University of Chicago Press, 1996. Medieval Perspectives , 11., ( 1996):  Pages 305 - 326.
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 842
Author(s): Richardson, Malcolm.
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Title : Women, Commerce, and Writing in Late Medieval England [family and business letters sent by women ].
Source: Disputatio: An International Transdisciplinary Journal of the Late Middle Ages , 1., ( 1996):  Pages 123 - 145.
Year of Publication: 1996.

29. Record Number: 1988
Author(s): Tipton, Thomas.
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Title : The Toads on the Text: The Spirituality of Psalter Reading in the "Life of Christina of Markyate"
Source: Proceedings of the Medieval Association of the Midwest , 3., ( 1995):  Pages 51 - 68.
Year of Publication: 1995.

30. Record Number: 1008
Author(s): Batlle, Carme and Teresa Vinyoles
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Title : La Culture des femmes en Catalogne au Moyen Age Tardif [survey of opportunities for education, apprenticeship, reading, and learning oral traditions for women from the nobility and from merchant families].
Source: La Femme dans l' histoire et la société méridionales (IXe-XIXe S.): Actes du 66e congrés. .   Fédération historique du Languedoc méditerranéen et du Roussillon, 1995. Medieval Perspectives , 11., ( 1996):  Pages 129 - 150.
Year of Publication: 1995.

31. Record Number: 507
Author(s): Brown, Michelle P.
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Title : Female Book- Ownership in England During the Ninth Century: The Evidence of the Prayerbooks [Seventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Anglo- Saxonists, "Old and New Ways in the Study of Anglo- Saxon Culture," Stanford University, August 6-12, 1995. Session 8].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 398
Author(s): McSheffrey, Shannon.
Contributor(s):
Title : Literacy and the Gender Gap in the Late Middle Ages: Women and Reading in Lollard Communities
Source: Women, the Book and the Godly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Volume 1 [Volume 2: Women, the Book and the Worldly].   Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H. M. Taylor .   D.S. Brewer, 1995. Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):  Pages 157 - 170.
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 1650
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Title : Introduction [discusses the social constraints and the sources of religious knowledge available to late medieval Castilian nuns who wrote devotional literature and accounts of their own visions].
Source: Writing Women in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain: The Mothers of Saint Teresa of Avila. Ronald E. Surtz .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995. Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):  Pages 1 - 20.
Year of Publication: 1995.

34. Record Number: 362
Author(s): Skinner, Patricia
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Title : Women, Literacy, and Invisibility in Southern Italy, 900-1200
Source: Women, the Book and the Worldly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Volume 2. [Volume 1: Women, the Book, and the Godly].   Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H. M. Taylor .   D.S.Brewer, 1995. Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):  Pages 1 - 11.
Year of Publication: 1995.

35. Record Number: 399
Author(s): Biller, Peter.
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Title : Women and Texts in Languedocian Catharism
Source: Women, the Book and the Godly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Volume 1 [Volume 2: Women, the Book and the Worldly].   Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H. M. Taylor .   D.S. Brewer, 1995. Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):  Pages 171 - 182.
Year of Publication: 1995.

36. Record Number: 3351
Author(s): Uhlman, Diana R.
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Title : The Comfort of Voice, the Solace of Script: Orality and Literacy in "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues against a dichotomy between oral versus written and instead suggests a complex interdependence].
Source: Studies in Philology , 91., 1 (Winter 1994):  Pages 50 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1994.

37. Record Number: 3463
Author(s): Schibanoff, Susan.
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Title : Botticelli's "Madonna del Magnificat": Constructing the Woman Writer in Early Humanist Italy
Source: PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (Full Text via JSTOR) 109, 2 (March 1994): 190-206. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1994.

38. Record Number: 10006
Author(s): Tarvers, Josephine Koster.
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Title : “Thys ys my mystrys boke”: English Women and Readers and Writers in Late Medieval England [Women actively participated in manuscript culture and literary production in fourteenth and fifteenth century England. Manuscript evidence shows they could be owners of books as well as translators and scribes. The author provides many examples of manuscripts that were written by and for (and circulated among) women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Uses of manuscripts in literary studies: essays in memory of Judson Boyce Allen.   Edited by Charlotte Cook Morse, Penelope Reed Doob, and Marjorie Curry Woods Studies in medieval culture .   Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1992.  Pages 305 - 327.
Year of Publication: 1992.

39. Record Number: 11226
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Title : Some Parallels in the Education of Medieval Jewish Women and Christian Women [An abstract precedes this essay in the journal.]
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):  Pages 41 - 51.
Year of Publication: 1991.

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Title : Mary of Guelders in Hortus Conclusus
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):
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41. Record Number: 31171
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Title : Panel from the Humility Polyptych - Umilta reading to her nuns while they eat
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):
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42. Record Number: 36277
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Title : Donor portraits of Margaret Blackburn and her husband Nicholas
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):
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