THE WISDOM OF THE BEGUINES THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF A MEDIEVAL WOMENS MOVEMENT

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The Wisdom Of The Beguines

Author : Laura Swan
ISBN : 162919008X
Genre : History
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The beguines began to form in various parts of Europe over eight hundred years ago. Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and they did not live in monasteries. They practiced a remarkable way of living independently, and they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. But there were common elements that these medieval women shared across Europe, including their visionary spirituality, their unusual business acumen, and their courageous commitment to the poor and sick. Beguines were essentially self-defined, in opposition to the many attempts to control and define them. They lived by themselves or in communities called beguinages, which could be single homes for just a few women or, as in Brugge, Brussels, and Amsterdam, walled-in rows of houses where hundreds of beguines lived together--a village of women within a medieval town or city. Among the beguines were celebrated spiritual writers and mystics, including Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrijs of Nazareth, Hadewijch, and Marguerite Porete--who was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake in Paris in 1310. She was not the only beguine suspected of heresy, and often politics were the driving force behind such charges. The beguines, across the centuries, have left us a great legacy. They invite us to listen to their voices, to seek out their wisdom, to discover them anew.
Category: History

Women S Prophetic Writings In Seventeenth Century Britain

Author : Carme Font
ISBN : 9781317231387
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study examines women’s prophetic writings in seventeenth-century Britain as the literary outcome of a discourse of social transformation that integrates religious conscience, political participation, and gender identity. The following pages approach prophecy as a culture, a language, and a catalyst for collective change as the individual prophet conceptualized it. While the corpus of prophetic writing continues to grow as the result of archival research, this monograph complements our particular knowledge of women’s prophecy in the seventeenth century with a global assessment of what makes speech prophetic in the first place, and what are the differences and similarities between texts that fall into the prophetic mode. These disparities and commonalities stand out in the radical language of prophecy as well as in the way it creates an authorial centre. Examining how authorship is represented in several configurations of prophetic delivery, such as essays on prophecy, poetic prophecy, spiritual autobiography, and election narratives, the different chapters consider why prophecy peaked in the years of the civil wars and how it evolved towards the eighteenth century. The analyses extrapolate the peculiarities of each case study as being representative of a form of textually-based activism that enabled women to gain a deeper understanding of themselves as creators of independent meaning that empowered them as individuals, citizens, and believers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women And The Magna Carta

Author : Jocelynne Scutt
ISBN : 9781137562357
Genre : History
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On the eight-hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, Women and the Magna Carta investigates what the charter meant for women's rights and freedoms from an historical and legal perspective.
Category: History

Women Religion And Leadership

Author : Barbara Denison
ISBN : 9781315468471
Genre : Business & Economics
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Women, Religion and Leadership focuses on women from the traditional context of women as leaders with chapters observing various aspects of leadership from specifically chosen religious female leaders and going on to examine the legacies they leave behind. This book seeks to identify and analyse the gendered issues underlying the structural lack of recognition for women within the church and to examine the culturally constructed narratives related to these women for evidence of their leadership despite the exclusionary rules applied to force their submission to the dominating forces. Finally this book intends to draw out of these women’s stories the various lessons of leadership that invoke current relevancies among prevailing leadership paradigms. Written by experts from disciplines as varied as leadership and communication studies to sociology, and history to medievalist and English scholars; Women, Religion and Leadership will prove key reading for scholars, academics and researchers is these and related disciplines.
Category: Business & Economics

Rick Steves Amsterdam The Netherlands

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 9781641710756
Genre : Travel
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Bike cobblestone streets, cruise on charming canals, and stop and smell the tulips: with Rick Steves on your side, the Netherlands can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Amsterdam and the Netherlands Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Van Gogh museum and Rembrandt's home workshop, to cozy "brown" cafés How to connect with local culture: Explore Amsterdam by bicycle, sample distinctive Dutch cheeses, and chat with a friendly local over beer brewed from 1,000-year-old recipes Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a pint of beer Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a Dutch phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Amsterdam, Haarlem, Delft, Alkmaar and Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, Marken, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, the Historic Triangle, Flevoland, Keukenhof, Aalsmeer, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands. Spending less than a week in Amsterdam? Try Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam. Special ebook features: Easily navigate listings with quick searches, plus website links and zoom-in maps and images Personalize your guide by adding notes and bookmarks
Category: Travel

Das Fliessende Licht Der Gottheit

Author : Mechthild (of Magdeburg)
ISBN : 3618661908
Genre : Fliessende Licht der Gottheit
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Nach Dem Winter

Author : Guadalupe Nettel
ISBN : 9783641220310
Genre : Fiction
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Claudio ist Lektor in einem Verlag und lebt seit vielen Jahren in New York, nachdem ihn der tragische Verlust seiner ersten großen Liebe aus seiner Heimatstadt Havanna vertrieben hat. Cecilia studiert in Paris. Seit ihrer Kindheit in Mexiko hat sie ein besonderes Faible für Friedhöfe und liebt es, zwischen den Gräbern des Père-Lachaise spazieren zu gehen. Als Claudio und Cecilia sich über gemeinsame Freunde in Paris kennenlernen, verlieben sie sich ineinander, obwohl sie beide in andere Beziehungen verwickelt sind. Über die Distanz hinweg tauschen sie E-Mails, Gedanken, selbst zusammengestellte Musikcompilations aus. Doch als Cecilia nach New York fliegt, um Claudio zu besuchen, entwickelt sich ihre Beziehung ganz anders als erwartet ... Auf intensive, manchmal humorvolle, manchmal beklemmende Weise beleuchtet Guadalupe Nettel die vorsichtige Annäherung ihrer Protagonisten und erschafft so ein tiefschürfendes Bild zweier Menschen, die sich nach Nähe sehnen, doch Schwierigkeiten haben, sich aufeinander einzulassen. Ein berührender Roman über die heilende Kraft der Liebe und die Chancen, die Enttäuschungen für die eigene Liebesfähigkeit sein können.
Category: Fiction

Frauen Im Mittelalter

Author : Edith Ennen
ISBN : 3406377998
Genre : Social history
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Category: Social history