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Women and the book : assessing the visual evidence

Author: Lesley Smith; Jane H M Taylor
Publisher: London : British Library ; Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1996 [i.e. 1997] ©1997
Series: British Library studies in medieval culture.; Selected proceedings of the St. Hilda's conference, 1993, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this wide-ranging collection of essays, the authors address some key questions in the relationship between women and books in the middle ages. How were women portrayed in medieval books? What books by medieval women survive? What kind of books did medieval women read?" "Concentrating on the pictorial evidence, the fourteen papers collected here raise many complex and varied themes related to women's creation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Kongreß
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Smith; Jane H M Taylor
ISBN: 0712304983 9780712304986 0802042163 9780802042163 0802080693 9780802080691
OCLC Number: 36761148
Notes: "The papers published in this volume consist in part of papers read at the St Hilda's Conference on Women and the Book in the Middle Ages, held in 1993, and in part of papers independently commissioned."--Preface, page 11.
Continues two earlier volumes of proceedings, entitled respectively: Women, the book and the goodly; and, Women, the book and the worldly (Cambridge, England : D.S. Brewer, 1995).
Year of publication appears as 1996 on title page, but title page verso bears the statement: originally published in 1997. Copyright 1997.
Description: 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Contents: Scriba, femina : medieval depictions of women writing / Lesley Smith --
Æsop's cock and Marie's hen : gendered authorship in text and image in manuscripts of Marie de France's Fables / Sandra Hindman --
Interpreting images of women with books and misericords / Wendy Armstead --
Mirrors of a collective past : reconsidering images of Medieval women / Martha W. Driver --
Two twelfth-century women and their books / Thérèse McGuire --
Worship of the word : some Gothic Nonnenbücher in their devotional context / Judith Oliver --
A library collected by and for the use of the nuns : St. Catherine's convent, Nuremberg / Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner --
Women's work at the Benedictine convent of Le Murate in Florence : Suora Battista Carducci's Roman missal of 1509 / Kate Lowe --
The Gospels of Margaret of Scotland and the literacy of an eleventh-century queen / Richard Gameson --
From Eve to Bathsheba and beyond : motherhood in the Queen Mary Psalter / Anne Rudloff Stanton --
Fables for the court : illustrations of Marie de France's Fables in Paris, BN, MS Arsenal 3142 / Susan L. Ward --
The wound in Christ's side and the instruments of the Passion : gendered experience and response / Flora Lewis --
The cult of angels in late fifteenth-century England : an hours of the Guardian Angel presented to Queen Elizabeth Woodville / Anne F. Sutton and Liva Visser-Fuchs --
Women and books of hours / Sandra Penketh.
Series Title: British Library studies in medieval culture.; Selected proceedings of the St. Hilda's conference, 1993, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.

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Concentrating on the pictorial evidence, these papers raise many complex and varied themes related to women's creation, use and patronage of books, and the representation of women in them.  Read more...

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