Body and Soul : Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism
This companion volume to Petroff's anthology Medieval Women's Visionary Literature collects texts written by and for medieval women, and applies a variety of literary approaches to their interpretation.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 154.9 x 233.9 x 17.3mm | 371.45g
- 05 Sep 2000
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
Elizabeth Avilda Petroff admirably fulfils the apparently disparate aims she sets herself: to provide an advanced introduction for general readers to the women mystics of the later Middle Ages, and simultaneously to produce theoretically informed new readings for specialists ... her work is full of unexpected and illuminating juxtapositions ... She has a rare feeling for narrative, summarizing and retelling with flair; and she is a methodical close reader, attentive to style, who lays out the process of her own judgements. She is also a good historian. David Lawton, Medium Aevum, LXV.1