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Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism (Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1994) 9780195084559
Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism (Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1994) 9780195084559
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Title: Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism

Author: Petroff, Elizabeth Alvild

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1994

Paperback; ISBN: 9780195084559

Volumes: 1; Pages: 256

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Opening a window onto a long-neglected world of women's experience, this text features eleven essays that examine the writings of medieval women mystics from England, France, Germany, Italy, and the Low Countries, providing close readings of a number of important texts from the viewpoint of different literary theories. Surveying various styles of hagiographical writing, the author offers ground-breaking scholarship on a broad range of topics such as how medieval holy women may have appeared to their contemporaries, medieval antifeminism, comparisons between earlier and later Christian mystical writing, the relationship between male confessors and female penitents in the Middle Ages, and the process by which these extraordinary women produced their work. For courses in religious, medieval, or women's studies, this unique text fills a conspicuous gap in an important and fascinating field of literature.
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