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Titel: Women as Scribes. Book Production and ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
198p hardback, excellent gold and black unclipped dustjacket, some pencil marks to margins and 2 enclosed pages of corresponding notes in the hand of Cambridge Medievalist D H Green, excellent copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 179591
Inhaltsangabe: Professor Beach's book on female scribes in twelfth-century Bavaria - a full-length study of the role of women copyists in the Middle Ages - is underpinned by the notion that the scriptorium was central to the intellectual revival of the Middle Ages and that women played a role in this renaissance. The author examines the exceptional quantity of evidence of female scribal activity in three different religious communities, pointing out the various ways in which the women worked - alone, with other women, and even alongside men - to produce books for monastic libraries, and discussing why their work should have been made visible, whereas that of other female scribes remains invisible. Beach's focus on manuscript production, and the religious, intellectual, social and economic factors which shaped that production, enables her to draw wide-ranging conclusions of interest not only to palaeographers but also to those interested in reading, literacy, religion and gender history.
Rezension: Review of the hardback: 'Beach has studied her women with rigour and sensitivity providing a durable account of their work, fascinating observations on their interrelations with male counterparts, and thought-provoking reflections on their place in twelfth-century spiritual culture. As an illustration of the contribution that palaeography can make to intellectual and religious as well as bibliographical history, Women as Scribes deserves a wide readership.' The Library
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