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The literary history of early modern German convents is a much neglected field. Nuns' writings were rarely printed and generally only read within their own institution. This text is an overview of nuns' literary activities in this period.
1. Reading and Writing in Early Modern German Convents -- 2. The Function of Early Modern Historiography Written by Nuns -- 3. Caritas Pirckheimer's (1467-1532) Denkwurdigkeiten in the Context of Convent Historiography -- 4. From History to Autobiography: Two Accounts of the Thirty Years' War -- 5. Historiography During the Thirty Years' War: The Writings of Juliana Ernst and Elisabeth Herold -- 6. Conclusion -- App. Brief Details of the Convents Where Histories Were Written.
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