Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 1986

416 Pages

ISBN: 9780195037128

Bookseller Code (04)


Medieval Women's Visionary Literature

Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff

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.

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