The book also features a surprising range of early texts championing women--including material never previously available in translation. The accessibility of the better-known texts here from jerome to walter map; from Héloise and Abelard to Christine de Pizan and Chaucer will be welcomed by those engaged in medieval and women's studies; the lesser-known writings concerning, the sexual "double standard", for instance, and women and the priesthood, will provide unexpected discoveries for specialists and beginners alike.
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Focusing on women from Western Europe between c. Doubly marginalized due to gender and the remoteness of the time period, medieval women's accomplishments are acknowledged and presented in a way that readers can appreciate and find inspiring. The final chapter suggests how 20th and 21st century feminist and gender theories can be applied to and complicated by medieval women's lives and writings.
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Donovan is associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. The eight lives translated here are the earliest known vernacular accounts of the biographies of Æthelthryth, Cecilia, Euphrosyne, Agnes, Eugenia, Agatha, Lucy, and Mary of Egypt. Each life is preceded by a brief description of the saint's cult from its early Christian origins to its presence in Anglo-Saxon culture.
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