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Medieval women monastics : wisdom's wellsprings

Author: Miriam Schmitt; Linda Kulzer
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, 1996.
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This work contains accounts of the nuns and canonnesses who helped Christianize Europe across 12 centuries. Each chapter provides a brief biographical interpretation of a woman monastic, a synopsis  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Schmitt; Linda Kulzer
ISBN: 0814622925 9780814622926
OCLC Number: 33947633
Description: xi, 284 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Emerging from the shadows : St. Scholastica / Mary Richard Boo and Joan M. Braun --
Abbess Hilda of Whitby : all Britain was lit by her splendor / Nancy Bauer --
St. Frideswide : monastic founder of Oxford / Rosemary Rader --
Erentrude : Nonnberg, Eichstätt, America / Linda Kulzer --
St. Walburga : medieval nun, free woman / Emmanuel Luckman --
Leoba : a study in humanity and holiness / Catherine Wybourne --
Tetta, "noble in conduct" and Thecla, "shining like a light in a dark place" / Deborah Harmeling --
St. Irmengard : no poor on the isle of Chiemsee / Miriam Schmitt --
Hrotsvit : medieval playwright / Teresa Wolking --
St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) and Bl. Jutta of Spanheim (1084-1136) : foremothers in wisdom / Hildegard Ryan. The visionary life of Elisabeth of Schönau : a different way of knowing / Anne Beard --
Herrad of Hohenbourg and her Garden of delights : a pictorial encyclopedia / Gladys Noreen --
Following the lamb wherever he goes : the story of St. Lutgard / M. Zita Wenker --
Mechtild of Magdeburg : poet and mystic / Johnette Putnam --
Mechtild of Hackeborn : song of love / Alberta Dieker --
Gertrud of Helfta : a woman God-filled and free / Jane Klimisch --
Dame Gertrude More (1606-1633) : the living tradition / Jeremy Hall.
Responsibility: edited by Miriam Schmitt and Linda Kulzer ; illustrated by Mary Michael Kaliher.
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