Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Lifshitz, Felice, 1959- author.

Title Religious women in early Carolingian Francia : a study of manuscript transmission and monastic culture / Felice Lifshitz
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (384 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Series Fordham Series in Medieval Studies
Fordham series in medieval studies.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Maps and Color Plates; List of Abbreviations; Preface: Medieval Feminism; Acknowledgments; PART ONE. INTRODUCTIONS: PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS; 1 Syneisactism and Reform: Gender Relations in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia; 2 The Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia; 3 The Gun(t)za and Abirhilt Manuscripts: Women and Their Books in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia; PART TWO. TEXTUAL ANALYSIS; 4 "I Am Crucified in Christ" (Galatians 2:20): The Kitzingen Crucifixion Miniature and Visions of the Apostle Paul
5 "We Interpret Spiritual Truths to People Possessed of the Spirit" (1 Corinthians 2:13): Studying the Bible with the Fathers of the Church6 "The Sensual Man Does Not Perceive Those Things That Are of the Spirit of God" (1 Corinthians 2:14): History and Theology in the Stories of the Saints; 7 "An Eternal Weight of Glory" (2 Corinthians 4:17): Discipline and Devotion in Monastic Life; PART THREE. CONCLUSIONS; 8 "Concerning Virgins, I Have No Commandment of the Lord" (1 Corinthians 7:25): Consecrated Women and Altar Service in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia; Color plates
9 "Through a Glass Darkly" (1 Corinthians 13:12): Textual Transmission and Historical Representation as Feminist Strategies in Early Medieval EuropeNotes; Bibliography: Manuscripts and Printed Materials; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary This is a study of the intellectual culture of the women's monasteries of the Main Valley during the eighth century, with a particular focus on Karlburg and Kitzingen. It is based on an analysis of the manuscripts produced and used by the women religious, beginning in the middle decades of the century, when the arrival of the 'Anglo-Saxon missionaries to Germany' (including Boniface of Mainz and his 'beloved', Leoba of Tauberbischofsheim) inaugurated book production in the region. The book also provides many glimpses into non-gendered aspects of monastic culture during the eighth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Monastic and religious life of women -- Germany -- Main River Valley -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Nuns -- Germany -- Main River Valley -- Intellectual life
Transmission of texts -- Germany -- Main River Valley -- History -- To 1500
Scriptoria -- Germany -- Main River Valley -- History -- To 1500
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
HISTORY -- Medieval.
Monastic and religious life of women -- Middle Ages.
Transmission of texts.
Germany -- Main River Valley.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780823256907