Women on Women of the Middle Ages

A few good books on the subject . . .


A few good books on the subject of medieval women . . .

Lisa M. Bitel and Felice Lifshitz (eds.) Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe: New Perspectives (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008)

    Some fruits of the contemporary reappraisal of religious sources of many kinds for understanding the lives of medieval women and men

Leigh Ann Craig, Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages (Leiden: Brill, 2009)

    Pilgrimage was an available form of religious devotion for many, and had a complicated and illuminating relationship to women’s culturally accepted roles.

Marie Anne Mayeski, Women at the Table: Three Medieval Theologians (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004)

    Drawing out the theological content of medieval hagiographies; includes a chapter on Bounivia’s Life of Radegunde, “A Theology of Power”

Liz Herbert McAvoy, Anchoritic Traditions of Medieval Europe (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell, 2010)

A. Minnis, R. Voaden (eds.) Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition, C. 1100-1500 (Brepols Publishers, 2010)

Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (eds.) Household, Women, and Christianities in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Brepols, 2006)

Elizabeth Alvida Petroff, (ed.) Medieval Women’s Visionary Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986)

Virginia Chieffo Raguin and Sarah Stanbury (eds.) Women’s space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005)

Margaret Schaus, ed. Women and gender in medieval Europe: an Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge, 2006)

Jennifer C. Ward, Women in Medieval Europe, 1200-1500 (New York: Longman, 2002)

Bonnie Wheeler (ed.) Representations of the Feminine in the Middle Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1995)

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Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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