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The Scribes for Women's Convents in Late Medieval Germany

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While there has been a great tradition of scholarship in medieval manuscripts, most studies have focused on the details of manuscript production by male copyists. In this study, Cynthia J. Cyrus demonstrates the prevalence of manuscript production by women monastics and challenges current assumptions of how manuscripts circulated in the late medieval period. Drawing on ext

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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by University of Toronto Press
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The Scribes For Women's Convents in Late Medieval Germany is a solidly-argued and well-written study of book production by and for women religious in the period beginning in the early thirteenth century and running roughly up to the Reformation. Cynthia Cyrus has identified about 600 named scribes who carried out such work in the period, of whom approximately two-thirds were women. Much of the meat of Cyrus' study comes from the colophons—the "proto-autobiographical notes" (164) as Cyrus terms t ...more
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