Petroff, Elizabeth Alvilda. Body and Soul: essays on medieval women and mysticism (New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994).

ID:
 
883
 
Title:
 
Body and Soul: essays on medieval women and mysticism
 
Primary Author:
 
Petroff, Elizabeth Alvilda
 
Publisher:
 
Oxford University Press
 
Language:
 
English
 
Date:
 
1994
 
Source Type:
 
Secondary Source
 
Publication Type:
 
monograph
 
Publication Status:
 
Published
 
Place of Publication:
 
New York and Oxford
 
Date of Publication:
 
1994
 
Notes:
 
Contents: Women and mysticism in the medieval world -- Unmasking women: medieval responses to the unknowability of the lady -- A new feminine spirituality: the beguines and their writings in medieval Europe -- A medieval woman's utopian vision: the rule of St. Clare of Assisi -- Eloquence and heroic virginity in Hrotsvit's verse legends -- Transforming the world: the serpent-dragon and the virgin saint -- "She seemed to have come from the desert": Italian women saints and the Vitae Patrum cycle -- Male confessors and female penitents: possibilities for dialogue -- The rhetoric of transgression in the Lives of Italian women saints -- Gender, knowledge, and power in Hadewijch's Strophische Gedichten -- Writing the body: male and female in the writings of Marguerite d'Oingt, Angela of Foligno, and Umilita of Faenza.