A History of Women Philosophers Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers A.D. 500–1600 / edited by M.E. Waithe.

aspirations, the rise of western monasticism was the most note­ worthy event of the early centuries. The importance of monasteries cannot be overstressed as sources of spirituality, learning and auto­ nomy in the intensely masculinized, militarized feudal period. Drawing their members from the highe...

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Other Authors: Waithe, M.E. (Editor, http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1989.
Edition:1st ed. 1989.
Series:History of Women Philosophers ; 2
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Murasaki Shikibu
  • 1. Introduction
  • II. Background
  • III. Biography
  • IV. Writings
  • V. Summary
  • 2. Hildegard of Bingen
  • I. Biography
  • II. Works
  • III. The Special Nuances of Hildegard’s Image of God and of the Human Being
  • IV. Conclusion
  • 3. Heloise
  • I. Biography
  • II. Heloise the Scholar
  • III. Philosophy
  • IV. Summary
  • 4. Herrad of Hohenbourg
  • I. Introduction
  • II. Hortus Deliciarum
  • III. Philosophical Contributions
  • IV. Summary
  • 5. Beatrice of Nazareth
  • I. Biography
  • II. Works
  • III. Conclusion
  • 6. Mechtild of Magdeburg
  • I. Background
  • II. Biography
  • III. Works
  • IV. Influences
  • V. Metaphysics and Cosmology
  • VI. Anthropology and Epistemology
  • VII. Ethics
  • VIII. Summary
  • 7. Hadewych of Antwerp
  • I. Background
  • II. Biography
  • III. Hadewych’s Doctrine
  • IV. Works
  • V. Conclusion
  • 8. Birgitta of Sweden
  • I. Biography
  • II. Birgitta’s Writings
  • III. Birgitta’s Doctrine
  • IV. Summary
  • 9. Julian of Norwich
  • I. Biography
  • II. The Nature of Knowledge
  • III. The Sources of Religious Knowledge
  • IV. The Limits of Knowledge
  • V. Concluding Remarks
  • 10. Catherine of Siena
  • I. Biography
  • 11. Doctrine of Catherine of Siena
  • III. The Writings of Catherine of Siena
  • IV. Summary
  • 11. Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera
  • I. Background
  • II. Biography
  • III. Influence
  • IV. Writings
  • V. A Question of Authorship
  • 12. Marie le Jars de Gournay
  • I. Biography
  • II. Literary Works
  • III. Philosophical Works
  • IV. Conclusion
  • 13. Roswitha of Gandersheim, Christine Pisan, Margaret More Roper and Teresa of Avila
  • I. Introduction
  • II. Roswitha of Gandersheim
  • III. Christine Pisan
  • IV. Margaret More Roper
  • V. Teresa of Avila
  • VI. Conclusions.