Reading Families: Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England
Cornell University Press, 2002 - Всего страниц: 238
Rebecca Krug argues that in the later Middle Ages, people defined themselves in terms of family relationships but increasingly saw their social circumstances as being connected to the written word. Complex family dynamics and social configurations motivated women to engage in text-based activities. Although not all or even the majority of women could read and write, it became natural for women to think of writing as a part of everyday life.Reading Families looks at the literate practice of two individual women, Margaret Paston and Margaret Beaufort, and of two communities in which women were central, the Norwich Lollards and the Bridgettines at Syon Abbey. The book begins with Paston's letters, which were written at her husband's request, and ends with devotional texts that describe the spiritual daughterhood of the Bridgettine readers.Scholars often assume that medieval women's participation in literate culture constituted a rejection of patriarchal authority. Krug maintains, however, that for most women learning to engage with the written word served as a practical response to social changes and was not necessarily a revolutionary act.
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From Law to Practice Women Resistance and Writing
HUSBANDS AND SONS Margaret Pastons LetterWriting
MARGARET BEAUFORTS LITERATE PRACTICE Service and SelfInscription
CHILDREN OF GOD Women Lollards at Norwich
READING AT SYON ABBEY
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