New PDF release: The Scribes For Women's Convents in Late Medieval Germany

By Cynthia J. Cyrus

While there was an outstanding culture of scholarship in medieval manuscripts, such a lot experiences have inquisitive about the main points of manuscript construction through male copyists. during this examine, Cynthia J. Cyrus demonstrates the superiority of manuscript construction through ladies monastics and demanding situations present assumptions of the way manuscripts circulated within the overdue medieval interval. Drawing on large learn into the surviving manuscripts of over 450 women's convents, the writer assesses the genres universal to women's convent libraries emphasizing a social instead of a codicological realizing of the way manuscripts of women's libraries got here to be copied.

An enticing mixture of biography, women's background, and ebook background, The Scribes for Women's Convents in past due Medieval Germany will switch the best way medieval manuscripts are understood and studied.

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