The New Middle Ages

Women and Experience in Later Medieval Writing

Reading the Book of Life

Editors: Mulder-Bakker, A. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

ANNEKE MULDER-BAKKER taught Medieval History and Medieval Studies at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and is now Emerita at the University of Leiden. Liz Herbert McAvoy is Senior Lecturer in Gender, English Studies, and Medieval Literature at the University of Swansea.

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"The editors of this volume emphasize the importance of communities of discourse in the sharing of knowledge in informal contexts, including domestic settings . . . Women and Experience in Later Medieval Writing invites us to rethink the perceived dichotomy between male or masculine learning and female or feminine experience. Indeed it goes so far as to challenge its validity. In so doing it invites us to reconsider our very understanding of what constitutes education." - Diane Watt, Professor of English, Aberystwyth University and author of Medieval Women s Writing and Secretaries of God: Women Prophets in Late Medieval and Early Modern England


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Experientia and the Construction of Experience in Medieval Writing: An Introduction

    Mulder-Bakker, Anneke B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • The New Devout and Their Women of Authority

    Goudriaan, Koen

    Pages 25-45

  • Partners in Profession: Inwardness, Experience, and Understanding in Heloise and Abelard

    Spijker, Ineke

    Pages 47-64

  • Communities of Discourse: Religious Authority and the Role of Holy Women in the Later Middle Ages

    Muessig, Carolyn

    Pages 65-81

  • Two Women of Experience, Two Men of Letters, and the Book of Life

    Mulder-Bakker, Anneke B.

    Pages 83-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and Experience in Later Medieval Writing
Book Subtitle
Reading the Book of Life
Editors
  • A. Mulder-Bakker
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62073-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230620735
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60287-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 194
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