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504 pages (Illus.)
Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts, 28
Brepols Publishers
Hardback (June 2018)
ISBN-13 9782503554112
ISBN-10 2503554113
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Medieval Studies
Religious Studies
Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe
The Antwerp Dialogue
edited by Veronica O'Mara, Virginia Blanton and Patricia Stoop
The present volume is the third in a series of three integrated publications, the first produced in 2013 as Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Hull Dialogue and the second in 2015 as Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue. Whereas the first volume focused primarily on Northern Europe, the second expanded the range to include material in minority languages such as Old Norse and Old Irish and focused particularly on education and other textual forms, such as the epistolary and the legal. The third volume expands the range still further by including a larger selection of female religious, for instance, tertiaries, and further languages (for example, Danish and Hungarian), as well as engaging more explicitly on issues of adaptation of manuscript and early printed texts for a female readership. Like the previous volumes, this collection of essays, focused on various aspects of nuns' literacies from the late seventh to the mid-sixteenth century, brings together the work of specialists to create a dialogue about the Latin and vernacular texts that were read, written, and exchanged by medieval nuns. Contributors to this volume investigate the topic of literacy primarily from palaeographical and textual evidence and by discussing information about book ownership and production in convents. 
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