Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 28802
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mews , Constant J.
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  • Title: The "Speculum dominarum" ("Miroir des dames") and Transformations of the Literature of Instruction for Women in the Early Fourteenth Century [The author analyzes the "Speculum dominarum," a treatise written by Durand de Champagne for Joanne de Navarre, wife of Philip IV and queen of France 1285-1305. The text was later translated into French and remained widely read into the sixteenth century. Mews argues that the text "marks a significant shift in the character of religious writing for women, in moving away from a purely interior focus to one that combines spiritual advice with ethical discussion, of a sort traditionally conducted in a scholastic milieu and addressed only to men." (p. 14).
  • Source: Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500.  Edited by Karen Green and Constant J. Mews.  Springer, 2011.  Pages 13 - 30.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Durand de Champagne, Franciscan- Speculum Dominarum/ Miroir des Dames Education Ethics Franciscan Order Handbooks Latin Literature Literature- Prose Politics Queens Jeanne de Navarre, Wife of Philippe IV, King of France
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Monash University
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  • Year of Publication: 2011.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789400705289
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