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Listen Daughter : The

Listen Daughter

The "Speculum Virginum "And the Formation of Religious Women in the Middle Ages

By: Dr Constant J. Mews (Editor), Bonnie Wheeler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th February 2002
ISBN: 9780312240080
Number Of Pages: 306

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The words "Listen daughter" ("Audi filia," from Psalm 44) were frequently used in exhortations to religious women in the 12th century, a period of dramatic growth in the involvement of women in various forms of religious life. This volume looks at the "Mirror for Virgins" ("Speculum Virginum" ), an illustrated dialogue between a nun and her spiritual mentor written by a monk not long before Hildegard of Bingen started to record her visions. An appendix provides the first English translation, by Barbara Newman, of significant excerpts from the "Speculum."

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'Constant Mews has contributed to, and drawn together, an excellent collection of articles which advances understanding of the Speculum virginum and of the learning, development and position of religious women in the Middle Ages.' - Rosemary Dunn, Parergon

Series Editor's Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Editorial Notep. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Virginity, Theology, and Pedagogy in the Speculum virginump. 15
The Speculum virginum: The Testimony of the Manuscriptsp. 41
Female Religious Life and the Cura Monialium in Hirsau Monasticism, 1080 to 1150p. 59
From Ecclesiology to Mariology: Patristic Traces and Innovation in the Speculum virginump. 85
The Speculum virginum and the Audio-Visual Poetics of Women's Religious Instructionp. 111
"Listen, Daughters of Light": The Epithalamium and Musical Innovation in Twelfth-Century Germanyp. 137
The Cloister and the Garden: Gendered Images of Religious Life from the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuriesp. 159
The Speculum virginum and Traditions of Medieval Dialoguep. 181
The Literature of Spiritual Formation for Women in France and England, 1080 to 1180p. 201
Herrad of Hohenbourg: A Synthesis of Learning in The Garden of Delightsp. 221
The Second Blossoming of a Text: The Spieghel der Maechden and the Modern Devotionp. 245
Illustrationsp. 263
Speculum virginum: Selected Excerptsp. 269
Contributorsp. 297
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780312240080
ISBN-10: 0312240082
Series: New Middle Ages
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 8th February 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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