Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9308
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stoudt , Debra L.
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  • Title: The Production and Preservation of Letters by Fourteenth-Century Dominican Nuns [Dominican priests often advised members of female religious houses on both practical and spiritual matters, and at times they aided women writers like Margaretha Ebner and Elsbeth Stagel as scribes or editors of their work. Letters by priests to nuns are more likely to be preserved than correspondence written by nuns themselves. The author gives two major reasons for the discrepancy: the letters were pereived to have historical and instructional values for the convent community, and priests held higher rank in the church hierarchy than nuns. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Mediaeval Studies 53, ( 1991): Pages 309 - 326.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Dominican Order Ebner, Margaretha, Dominican Nun and Mystic Editing of Texts Letters Monasticism Mystics Nuns Pastoral Care Scribes and Scriptoria Stagel, Elsbeth, Mystic Transmission of Texts Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Toledo
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00765872
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