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Title Dear Sister : medieval women and the epistolary genre / edited by Karen Cherewatuk and Ulrike Wiethaus.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1993]

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Series Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Subject Letters -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Literature, Medieval -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Historiography.
Literary form.
Alt Name Cherewatuk, Karen.
Wiethaus, Ulrike.
NetLibrary, Inc.
Alternate Title Medieval women and the epistolary genre.
Description viii, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-206) and index.
Contents Radegund and epistolary tradition / Karen Cherewatuk -- Visions and rhetorical strategy in the letters of Hildegard of Bingen / Gillian T.W. Ahlgren -- "Wholly guilty, wholly innocent" : self-definition in Heloise's letters to Abelard / Glenda McLeod -- "Io Catarina" : ecclesiastical politics and oral culture in the letters of Catherine of Siena / Karen Scott -- "No writing for writing's sake" : the language of service and household rhetoric in the letters of the Paston women / Diane Watt -- "Seulette a part" : the.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585196788 (electronic bk.) : $39.95
0812214374 (pbk.)
OCLC # 45728202
Additional Format Original (DLC) 93020024 (OCoLC)27676150.
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Women Writing Letters in the Middle Ages / Karen Cherewatuk, Ulrike Wiethaus1
 Radegund and Epistolary Tradition / Karen Cherewatuk20
 Visions and Rhetorical Strategy in the Letters of Hildegard of Bingen / Gillian T. W. Ahlgren46
 "Wholly Guilty, Wholly Innocent": Self-Definition in Heloise's Letters to Abelard / Glenda McLeod64
 "Io Catarina": Ecclesiastical Politics and Oral Culture in the Letters of Catherine of Siena / Karen Scott87
 "No Writing for Writing's Sake": The Language of Service and Household Rhetoric in the Letters of the Paston Women / Diane Watt122
 "Seulette a part" - The "Little Woman on the Sidelines" Takes Up Her Pen: The Letters of Christine de Pizan / Earl Jeffrey Richards139
 "If I Had an Iron Body": Femininity and Religion in the Letters of Maria de Hout / Ulrike Wiethaus171