Table of contents for Body and soul : essays on medieval women and mysticism / Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff.

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I. Backgrounds
1. Women and Mysticism in the Medieval World
2. Unmasking Women: Medieval Responses to the Unknowability of the Lady
3. A New Feminine Spirituality: The Beguines and Their Writings in Medieval Europe
4. A Medieval Woman's Utopian Vision: The Rule of St. Clare of Assisi
II. The Tradition of Holy Women: Change and Continuity
5. Eloquence and Heroic Virginity in Hrotsvit's Verse Legends
6. Transforming the World: The Serpent-Dragon and the Virgin Saint
7. "She Seemed to Have Come from the Desert": Italian Women Saints and the Vitae Patrum Cycle
III. Women Mystics and the Acquisition of Authority
8. Male Confessors and Female Penitents: Possibilities for Dialogue
9. The Rhetoric of Transgression in the Lives of Italian Women Saints
10. Gender, Knowledge, and Power in Hadewijch Strophische Gedichten
11. Writing the Body: Male and Female in the Writings of Marguerite d'Oingt, Angela of Foligno, and Umilta of Faenza

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women mystics -- Europe.
Mysticism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Christian literature -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
Body and soul in literature.
Mysticism and literature.