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Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Felice Lifshitz


This book is a study of the intellectual culture of the women’s monasteries of the Main Valley during the eighth century, with a particular focus on Karlburg and Kitzingen. It is based on an analysis of the manuscripts produced and used by the women religious, beginning in the middle decades of the century, when the arrival of the “Anglo-Saxon missionaries to Germany” (including Boniface of Mainz and his “beloved,” Leoba of Tauberbischofsheim) inaugurated book production in the region. The content of the women’s books was overwhelmingly gender-egalitarian and frequently feminist, that is, resi ... More

Keywords: Women, Feminism, Francia, Manuscripts, Textual Transmission, Monasticism, Karlburg, Kitzingen, History of Christianity, Christian Theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823256877
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felice Lifshitz, author
University of Alberta

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