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Author Woodford, Charlotte.
Title Nuns as historians in early modern Germany / Charlotte Woodford.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

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Series Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Subject Women historians -- Germany -- History -- 16th century -- Biography.
Nuns -- Germany -- History -- 16th century -- Biography.
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Historiography -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Nuns' writings.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 229 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Contents 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.
ISBN 9780191719691
0191719692
9786610446902
6610446903
0199256713 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252556587
Additional Format Print version: Woodford, Charlotte. Nuns as historians in early modern Germany. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2002029582.