Women as Scribes by Alison I. Beach
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Women as Scribes
By Alison I. Beach

Women as Scribes

Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria

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Women as Scribes by Alison I. Beach

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521792431
ISBN-10: 0521792436
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This study shows how female scribes contributed to the intellectual revival of the Middle Ages.

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Author Biography - Alison I. Beach

Alison I. Beach is Assistant Professor of Religion, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

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