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Nuns As Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs)

by Charlotte Woodford

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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ISBN 100199256713
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gender experiences, politics and everyday life across early modern Germany. For this was anything but a ‘traditional’ society, in which the interpretation of norms was clear-cut .   In the past two decades there has been a welcome proliferation of scholarship on women religious within the Catholic Church. The works of Barbara Diefendorf, Claire Walker, and Elizabeth Lehfeldt, among others, have demonstrated that, despite their apparent marginality, nuns were important figures in the early modern period of Reformation, Catholic Renewal, and expanding state by: 6.

  In fact, in the early modern world, portraits of nuns and female novices were simultaneously a local and an international phenomenon – a type of imagery produced all over the Roman Catholic world, ranging from the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy through to the so-called New World (for examples, see Figs. –).Author: Margit Thøfner. Lowe, Nuns’ Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy (Cam-bridge, ); and Charlotte Woodford, Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford, ). 6. Marie-Louise Coolahan, Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland (Oxford, ),

  "The Miseries of War"– Marking the th Anniversary of the Start of the Thirty Years' War in In , the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies will explore war in early modern Europe. Ma 7 p.m., "Defending the Convent: Interactions Between Soldiers and Nuns During the Thirty Years' War in Germany" by Beth Plummer, Susan C. Karant-Nunn Professor of . Books shelved as nuns: In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden, World Without End by Ken Follett, Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant, Cutting for Stone by Abra.


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Nuns As Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs) by Charlotte Woodford Download PDF EPUB FB2

Charlotte Woodford. Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany. Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, xvi + pp. index. append.

bibl. $ ISBN: : Nuns As Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs) (): Woodford, Charlotte: BooksCited by: 9. Get this from a library. Nuns as historians in early modern Germany. [Charlotte Woodford] -- "The literary history of early modern German convents is a much neglected field.

Nuns' writings were rarely printed and generally only read within their institution. In this study - the first to. Bringing together for the first time a significant collection of primary source material, Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany also includes a number of illuminating case studies, such as a biography of a fifteenth-century visionary, a prioress's diary, and an abbess's chronicle from the Thirty Years' War.

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Nuns as Historians introduces women's contributions to a discourse generally considered to be the province of men: history writing.

It examines the tradition of history writing and chronicles in Catholic convents in the German Empire during the early modern period, which is overlooked even in most studies of monastic : Charlotte Woodford.

This is the first study to highlight the significance of nuns' writings in early modern Germany. Combining scholarly analysis with illuminating case studies--such as an abbess's account of the Reformation, a prioress's diary from the Thirty Years' War, and a biography of a fifteenth-century visionary--Charlotte Woodford introduces the much neglected female historians of the era, and sets their.

Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, xiv + pp. $, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by Amy E. Leonard Published on H-German (October, ) The last two decades have witnessed an ex‐ plosion of works on religious women in early modern Europe.

Focusing especially on the. ); Charlotte Woodford, Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, ).

2 For example, it is a striking absence in this otherwise excellent volume: Andrea Pearson, ed., Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot: Ashgate, ).

This chapter examines the function of literacy in nuns' daily lives during the early modern period. It begins by examining the social history of early modern nuns, reasons for entering a convent, responsibilities held by women, and differences between monastic orders in this period.

It traces the importance of reading for nuns' spirituality from the monastic reform of the fifteenth century to. Read the full-text online edition of Convents Confront the Reformation: Catholic and Protestant Nuns in Germany ().

Convents Confront the Reformation: Catholic and Protestant Nuns in Germany * Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany By Charlotte Woodford Oxford University Press.

The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany. Family Life in Early Modern Times The Challenge of Modernity: German Social and Cultural Studies, Gender and the Modern Research University: The Admission of Women to German Higher Education, The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany: A Social History,   Ute Lotz-Heumann on How Historians Grapple with the German Reformation.

Two (If Not More) Historiographies of the German Reformation. T he German Reformation has at least two vibrant historiographies that sometimes intersect and sometimes go their separate ways: German historiography, which itself was split when Germany was divided during the second half of the twentieth century, and.

Dr Jennifer Hillman, review of Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Munster, (review no. ) DOI: /RiH// Date accessed: 12 May, Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany and their history in the Americas is one of the more fascinating chapters in the early modern history of European expansion.

Since the publication of Philippe Ariès’s book, Centuries of Childhood, in the early s, there has been great interest among historians in the. Convents in early modern Europe (–) absorbed many unmarried and disabled women as nuns. France deemed convents as an alternative to prisons for unmarried or rebellious women and children.

It was also where young girls were educated as they waited to be married. This anthology assembles cross-disciplinary perspectives on the experience of and responses to forms of material and spiritual loss in early modern Germany, tracing how individuals and communities registered, coped with, and made sense of such events as war, religious reform, bankruptcy, religious marginalization, the death of spouses and children, and the loss of freedom of movement through a.

Nuns, Wives, and Mothers: Women and the Reformation in Germany: Main Argument Women of all social classes were influenced by the religious movements of the Reformation. This was especially evident in the role that religion began to play in the home. Woodford, Charlotte, Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford: Clarendon Press, ).

Wright, M. Mary, Ward’s Institute: The Struggle for Identity (Sydney: Crossing Press, ). Yardley, Anne Bagnall, ‘Bridgettine Spirituality and Musical Practices at Syon Abbey’ in Studies in St Birgitta and the Brigittine Order Vol.2 ed.

Praised in The Atlantic Monthly as an "engrossing narrative," Nuns tells the fascinating stories of the women who have lived in religious communities during some of the most tumultuous years in European history.

Drawing particularly on the nuns' own words, Silvia Evangelisti reveals their ideals and achievements, frustrations and failures, and their attempts to reach out to the society around Cited by:. Reading Like a Nun: The Composition of Convent Libraries in Renaissance Europe Article in Journal of Religious & Theological Information 10() July with 56 Reads How we measure.The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prizes are awarded each year by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

Nominees must be women normally resident in North America who have published a book in the previous year. One prize recognizes an author's first book that "deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality", and the other prize recognizes "a.

The first concerns the political and social power of early modern women, in this instance the nuns at three Dominican convents in sixteenth-century Strasbourg. Like many historians of the period, Leonard finds the old paradigms of either elite oppression or popular resistance unhelpful (and potentially misleading) in understanding the Author: Joel F.

Harrington.