Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2375
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Oliver , Judith.
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  • Title: Worship of the Word: Some Gothic "NonnenbŸcher" in Their Devotional Context [choirbooks, antiphonals, psalters, homilaries and other books necessary for the monastic life; discusses the importance placed on individual words and the influence of needlework on the aesthetics of the manuscripts].
  • 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.  Pages 106 - 122.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Artists Illumination of Manuscripts Liturgical Books Liturgy Manuscripts Music Nuns Scribes and Scriptoria
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Illustrations:
  • Table: Thirteen figures, including Plates One and Two. All are decorated manuscript pages except for Figure Sixty-Two which is an embroidered scene of the Nativity from an altar- cloth made in the Saxon convent of Wienhausen near Helfta. Five of the illustrations come from the Codex Gisle, a gradual made for the Cistercian convent of Rulle, which was written, illuminated, and decorated by the nun Gisela de Kerzenbroeck. The other figures are taken from German manuscripts written and illustrated by nuns.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: Colgate University
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163