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Medieval Women in their Communities.

Medieval Women in their Communities, ed. Diane Watt (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997), xii + 250 pp. ISBN 0-7083-1361-2. 30.00 [pounds sterling] (hard covers); ISBN 0-7083-1369-8. 14.95 [pounds sterling] (p/b). All ten essays in this volume were originally presented at the 1995 meeting of the Gender and Medieval Studies Group at the University of Wales. The volume opens with an introduction by conference organizer Diane Watt and contains essays by Jane Cartwright, `The desire to corrupt: convent and community in medieval Wales'; Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner, `Puellae litteratae: the use of the vernacular in the Dominican convents of southern Germany'; Rosalynn Voaden, `All girls together: community, gender and vision at Helfta'; Penelope Galloway, `"Discreet and devout maidens": women's involvement in beguine communities in northern France, 1200-1500'; Susannah Mary Chewning, `Mysticism and the anchoritic community: "a time ... of veiled infinity"'; Cynthia Kraman, `Communities' of otherness in Chaucer's Merchant's Tale'; Janet Wilson, `Communities of dissent: the secular and ecclesiastical communities of Margery Kempe's Book'; Jennifer C. Ward, `English noblewomen and the local community in the later Middle Ages'; Patricia Skinner, `Gender and poverty in the medieval community'; J. A. Tasioulas, `Between doctrine and domesticity: the portrayal of Mary in the N-Town plays'.
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Title Annotation:Review
Author:McDonald, Nicola F.
Publication:Medium Aevum
Article Type:Book Review
Geographic Code:4EUUW
Date:Sep 22, 1998
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