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Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England

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ISBN-10: 0521024579

ISBN-13: 9780521024570

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary C. Erler, Alastair Minnis, Patrick Boyde, John Burrow, Rita Copeland

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Description:

Mary Erler traces networks of female book ownership and exchange which have so far been obscure, and shows how women were responsible for owning as well as circulating devotional books. Seven narratives of individual women who lived between 1350 and 1550 are enclosed by an overview of nuns' reading and their surviving books, and a survey of women who owned the first printed books in England. An appendix lists a number of books not previously attributed to female ownership.
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Mary Erler is a professor in the Department of English at Fordham University.

Rita Copeland is Professor of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction: Dinah-s story
Ownership and transmission of books: women-s religious communities
The library of a London vowess
A Norwich widow and her devout society
Orthodoxy: the Fettyplace sisters at Syon
Heterodoxy: anchoress Katherine Manne and abbess
Women owners or religious incunabula: the physical evidence
Epilogue
Appendices
Notes
Select Bibliography
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