Contents

  • Abbreviations
  • Christiana de Groot Preface to the English Edition
  • Kari Elisabeth Børresen and Adriana Valerio Foreword
  • Adriana Valerio Introduction. The Bible in the Center: The Renovatio Ecclesiae and the Emergence of Female Autonomy (Twelfth–Fifteenth Centuries)
  • PART I: THE BIBLE AND THE WOMEN: RECEPTION AND APPLICATION

    • Gary Macy The Treatment of Women in the Scriptural Commentaries of the Twelfth–Thirteenth Centuries
    • María Isabel Toro Pascua The Bible and Women in Spanish Didactic-Moral Literature
    • Gemma Avenoza Women Who Read the Bible in Spanish Kingdoms during the Middle Ages: Christians and Jews
    • Marina Benedetti The Bible, Women Heretics, and Inquisitors
    • Dinora Corsi Women, the Bible, and the Demonology of the Fifteenth Century

    PART II. WOMEN AND THE BIBLE: TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

    1. STUDY AND CREATIVE INTERPRETATIONS
    • Constant J. Mews and Carmel Posa Heloise’s Engagement with the Bible: A Continuing Journey
    • Magda Motté The Bible and Poetry: A Biblical Epic by a Woman (Ava) and a Biblical Epic about a Woman (Judith)
    • Kari Elisabeth Børresen Female Metaphors, From Scripture to Julian’s Showings
    • Rosa María Parrinello Theodora Palaeologina and the Others: Women Scholars, Copyists, and Exegetes in Byzantium
    2. MYSTICISM AND PROPHECY
    • Valeria Ferrari Schiefer and Elisabeth Gössmam Biblical Interpretations in the Work of Hildegard of Bingen
    • Martina Kreidler-Kos “Like Another Rachel, Always Remember your Resolution and Be Conscious of How You Began”: Clare of Assisi and the Bible
    • Hildegund Keul The Bible as Center of Innovative God-Language in Mechthild of Magdeburg and Gertrude of Helfta
    • Kari Elisabeth Børresen Scripture in Birgitta’s Revelations
    • Rita Librandi Style and Translation of the Biblical Citations in the Letters of Catherine of Siena
    • Maria Laura Giordano “The Wolf Shall Live with the Lamb” (Isa 11:6): The Defeat of a Converso Utopia in the Work of Teresa de Cartagena (1449–1478)

    PART III. REPRESENTATIONS IN THE ARTS

    • Andrea Taschl-Erber Apostle and Sinner: Medieval Receptions of Mary of Magdala
    • Paola Vitolo The Image of Women and Narrative Strategies in the Hortus Deliciarum
    • Claudia Poggi and Marina Santini The Bible in the Hortus Deliciarum
    • Linda Maria Koldau Women, the Bible, and Music in the Middle Ages
    • María Leticia Sánchez Hernández Women and the Bible: Iconography of a Relationship in the Lower Middle Ages

    Bibliography

    Contributors

    High Middle Ages

    The High Middle Ages

    • Eds.
      Kari Elisabeth Børresen
    • Adriana Valerio

    Year 2015

    GENERAL EDITORS
    • Irmtraud Fischer

      Graz University, Austria

    • Mercedes Navarro Puerto

      Madrid, Spain

    • Adriana Valerio

      Napoli University, Italy

    • Christiana de Groot

      Calvin College, USA

    PUBLISHERS
    CONSULTANT FOR ART HISTORY
    • Maria Leticia Sánchez Hernández

      National Heritage Museum, Madrid (S)

    • Heidi Hornik

      Baylor University, USA

    CONSULTANT FOR LITERATURE RECEPTION
    • Magda Motté

      Aachen, D

    CONSULTANT FOR HISTORY OF JUDAISM
    • Adele Berlin

      University of Maryland, USA