Women and experience in later medieval writing : reading the book of life /

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Other Authors / Creators:Mulder-Bakker, Anneke B.
Herbert McAvoy, Liz.
Format: Book
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series:New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Online Access:Contributor biographical information
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Summary:This volume examines the common medieval notion of life experience as a source of wisdom and traces that theme through different texts and genres to uncover the fabric of experience woven into the writings by, for, and about women.
Physical Description:x, 194 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Author Notes:Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker is Emerita at the University of Leiden and previously taught Medieval History Studies the University of Groningen. She is the author of Sanctity and Motherhood; The Invention of Saintliness; The Prime of Their Lives: Wise Old Women in Pre-Industrial Europe (together with Rene Nip); and Lives of the Anchoresses: The Rise of the Urban Recluse in Medieval Europe.
Liz, Herbert Mcavoy is Senior Lecturer in Gender, in English Studies and Medieval Literature at Swansea University. She is the author of Authority and the Female Body in the Writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe; Anchorites, Wombs and Tombs; and A Companion to Julian of Norwich. She is currently working on a monograph which examines the intersections of gender and space within texts written by, for, and about medieval anchorites.