Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

  • Publish Date: 2002-05-27
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Mary C. Erler
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Mary Erler traces networks of female book ownership and exchange which have so far been obscure, and shows how women were responsible for owning as well as circulating devotional books. Seven narratives of individual women who lived between 1350 and 1550 are enclosed by an overview of nuns' reading and their surviving books, and a survey of women who owned the first printed books in England. An appendix lists a number of books not previously attributed to female ownership.