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Contents Preface and Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction: Women Writing in the Late Middle Ages 1 Late Medieval Nunneries: Accounts by Women 2 The "Women's Religious Movement" and the Observant Movement: Female Piety and the Establishment 3 Women of the Reform 4 Opponents of the Reform and Enclosure 5 Did Nuns Have a Renaissance? Libraries and Literary Activities 6 "Femininity-in-Writing": New Heroines, Strategies, and Roles in Late Medieval Piety Notes Selected Bibliography Indexm
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Christian literature, German -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Christian literature, Dutch -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
German literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Dutch literature -- 1500-1800 -- History and criticism.
Nuns as authors.
Women and literature.
Reformation -- Germany -- History.
Reformation -- Netherlands -- History.