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Medieval Women's Visionary Literature

Medieval Women's Visionary Literature
Author: Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff
ISBN 13: 9780195037128
ISBN 10: 19503712
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1986-03-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $49.95

These pages capture a thousand years of medieval women's visionary writing, from late antiquity to the 15th century. Written by hermits, recluses, wives, mothers, wandering teachers, founders of religious communities, and reformers, the selections reveal how medieval women felt about their lives, the kind of education they received, how they perceived the religion of their time, and why ascetic life attracted them.