Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Listen, Daughter: The Speculum Virginum and the Formation of Religious Women in the Middle Ages” as Want to Read:
Listen, Daughter: The Speculum Virginum and the Formation of Religious Women in the Middle Ages
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Listen, Daughter: The Speculum Virginum and the Formation of Religious Women in the Middle Ages (The New Middle Ages)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  1 rating  ·  1 review
The words “Listen daughter” (Audi filia, from Psalm 44) were frequently used in exhortations to religious women in the 12th century, a period of dramatic growth in the involvement of women in various forms of religious life. This volume looks at the “Mirror for Virgins” (Speculum Virginum ), an illustrated dialogue between a nun and her spiritual mentor written by a monk n
...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 10th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Listen, Daughter, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Listen, Daughter

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-9 of 9)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Siria
The Speculum Virginum, or Mirror of Virgins, is a 12th century devotional text which has recently become the subject of renewed scholarly interest. It consists of a dialogue between a monk, Peregrinus, and a nun, Theodora, in which the two characters debate the nature of religious life, and the true meaning and worth of virginity. This collection of essays looks at a variety of issues related to the Speculum—the vexed issue of its authorship; its genre and purpose; the (gendered?) views it expre ...more
Jenny Nielsen
Jenny Nielsen marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
kailey
kailey marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2014
George
George marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2013
Lyn Belzer-Tonnessen
Lyn Belzer-Tonnessen marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2012
Michele
Michele marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2012
Hannah
Hannah marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2012
Diana
Diana marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2011
Lady Samantha
Lady Samantha marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

The New Middle Ages (1 - 10 of 158 books)
  • Absent Narratives: Manuscript Textuality and Literature Structure in Late Medieval England (The New Middle Ages)
  • Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Ages
  • American Chaucers
  • Antimercantilism in Late Medieval English Literature
  • Authority and Subjugation in Writing of Medieval Wales
  • Battlefronts Real and Imagined: War, Border, and Identity in the Chinese Middle Period
  • Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages
  • Byzantine Dress: Representations of Secular Dress (The New Middle Ages)
  • Cannibalism in High Medieval English Literature
  • Capetian Women
Abelard and Heloise The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France Peter Abelard Abelard and His Legacy Rhetoric and Renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540: Essays in Honour of John O. Ward

Share This Book