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Reformatrices and their Books: Religious Women and reading networks in fifteenth-century Germany

Hotchin, Julie (2011) Reformatrices and their Books: Religious Women and reading networks in fifteenth-century Germany. In: Communities of Learning: Networks and the Shaping of Intellectual Identity in Europe, 1100 - 1500. Europa Sacra (9). Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 251-291,. ISBN 9782503532332

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Abstract

This article examines the roles of female leaders of monastic reform, the reformatrices, in shaping the educational and spiritual cultures of their community's. Drawing on the evidence of book circulation, copying and use identified with three individual abbesses, I illustrate how women participated in wider networks of learned spiritual culture through which ideas about religious reform circulated in fifteenth-century Germany.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): religious women, spirituality, pastoral care, education, spiritual formation, gender
Fields of Research: 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Ms Julie Hotchin
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 10:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2396

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