Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8847
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Leyser , Henrietta.
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  • Title: Women and the Word of God [The author briefly traces women's use of books from an eighth century Anglo-Saxon copy of the Pauline Epistles that has Ada's name inscribed to late medieval books of hours with illustrations of their female owners. At the same time Leyser reflects on affective piety and women's spirituality, particularly in connection with the book as metaphor for the Christian life as well as for the salvation offered by Christ. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women and Religion in Medieval England.  Edited by Diana Wood.  Oxbow Books, 2003.  Pages 32 - 45.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Devotional Literature Lay Piety Manuscripts - Ownership of Readers Spirituality Women and Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One Initial "L" from St. Margaret of Scotland's Gospel Lectionary, circa 1025-50 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lat. Liturg. f. 5, fol. 4r). Figure Two Manuscript illumination of St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read, Douce Book of Hours (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 231, fol. 3r).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oxford
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1842170988