Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9952
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wiethaus , Ulrike.
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  • Title: Thieves and Carnivals: Gender in German Dominican Literature of the Fourteenth Century [The author examines two autobiographical vernacular texts from Margarete Ebner and Heinrich Seuse. She argues that Seuse was concerned in part with disciplining nuns under his care and showing that female spirituality was inferior to his more intellectual approach. Ebner, on the other hand, wrote a spiritual manual for the nuns in her house in order to enhance their daily practices. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature.  Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Bradley Warren.  The New Middle Ages series. Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 209 - 238.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Autobiography Confessors Devotional Practices Dominican Order Ebner, Margaretha, Dominican Nun and Mystic Gender in Literature Heinrich Seuse, Mystic- Life of the Servant Monasticism Mystics Pastoral Care- Nuns Spirituality Stagel, Elsbeth, Mystic Vernacu
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Wake Forest University
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312293852
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