Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3531
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Elliott , Dyan.
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  • Title: Dominae or "Dominatae"? Female Mysticism and the Trauma of Textuality
  • Source: Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.  Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal.  Western Michigan University, 1998.  Pages 47 - 77.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Bridget of Sweden, Saint Confessors Francesca Bussa dei Ponziani, Saint Mystics Scribes and Scriptoria Visions Writing
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: This article examines the dynamics between the confessor/amanuensis and his female charge -- the illiterate holy woman. It focuses primarily on hagiographical materials, but also includes forays into theological treatises on spiritual discernment. While addressing concrete questions, such as how the process of redaction was undertaken in specific cases, it also examines more abstract problems,such as how revelations were authenticated. These issues are, in turn, used to illuminate the~~tantalizing question of where the power ultimately resides in these relations. [Abstract submitted by the author to the Medieval Feminist Index.] ~~~~
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  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288656