Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book

Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book
Gender and the Making of Textual Authority

Sara S. Poor

2004 | 352 pages | Cloth $69.95
Literature | Women's/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Problem of Mechthild's Authorship
Chapter 1. Choosing the Vernacular: The Politics of Language and the Art of Devotion
Chapter 2. Visions of Authorship: Cloaking the Body in Text
Chapter 3. Transmission Lessons: Gender, Audience, and the Mystical Handbook
Chapter 4. Productive Consumption: Women Readers and the Production of Late Medieval Devotional Anthologies
Chapter 5. Historicizing Canonicity: Tradition and the Invisible Talent of Mechthild of Magdeburg

Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments