Women in Medieval to 17th C History and Religions

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Unformatted text preview: Women in Medieval through Women 17th Century History and 17 Religions Religions An Overview Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Medieval Historians Anna Comnena 1083 – ca. 1153 CE Major Work: Alexiad Major Alexiad One of the first known historical works by a One woman woman It covers the reign of her father, the Byzantine It Emperor Alexius I Comnenus Emperor It is particularly valuable for its coverage of the It First Crusade (1096 CE) First Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright The Ideal Renaissance Lady Baldesar Castiglione (1478-1529 CE) He was the author of The Book of the Courtier, He The a handbook for the training and behavior of men and ladies of the courts of Europe men In the third chapter, he described the requisite In qualities for a donna di palazzo, a model lady donna model of the court of Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Major Religious Movements Monasticism Mysticism The Protestant Reformation The Counter-Reformation (Catholic The Reformation) Reformation) Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Monasticism A movement that emphasized a life of organized movement religious seclusion and asceticism religious The first Western monastic community for males was The established by Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480-547 CE) in 529 CE at Monte Cassino in Southern Italy in After the seventh century, women became part of the After monastic system, using the Benedictine rules and sharing with monks the same facilities, then known as double monasteries double By the 19th century, separate facilities for women called nunneries were established called Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Major Female Figures in Major Monasticism Monasticism Saint Radegund of Poitiers (520-587 CE) The Fall of Thuringia Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Mysticism The belief that one can gain knowledge of The reality that is not accessible to sense perception or to rational, conceptual thought perception During the Middle Ages and beyond, it During appeared in Europe in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish contexts Jewish Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Major Female Mystics Mechthild of Magdeburg (ca. 1210-c. 1282 Mechthild CE) CE) Marguerite Porete (12??-1310 CE) Das Fliessende Lict der Gottheit (The Flowing Das Light of the Godhead) Light Le Miroir des simples ames (Mirror of Simple Le Souls) Souls) Julian of Norwich (b. 1343 CE ?) The Revelations of Divine Love Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright The Protestant Reformation A religious movement that looked back to the religious ideals of early Christianity, called for moral and structural changes in the church, and led to the founding of the various Protestant churches the Key figures in the movement include Martin Key Luther and John Calvin Luther Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Major Female Figures in the Major Protestant Refomation Protestant Argula von Grumbach (1492-ca. 1568 CE) Katharina Schütz Zell (1498-1562 CE) Autobiographical Notes on Her Calling Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572 CE) Letter to Frederick the Wise Letter to Cardinal de Armagnac Elizabeth Young (mid-16th century CE) Inquisition Examinations of Elizabeth Young Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright The Counter-Reformation A late-sixteenth-century religious movement late-sixteenth-century in the Catholic Church aimed at reestablishing its basic beliefs, reforming its organizational structure, and reasserting itself as the authoritative voice of Christianity authoritative Key features included the Council of Trent, the Key founding of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) by Ignatius Loyola, and the revival of the Inquistions Inquistions Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Key Female Figures in the CounterReformation Teresa of Avila (1515-1582 CE) Maria Cazalla (1487-? CE) The Circumstances Surrounding the Foundation of The the Monastery of St. Joseph in Medina del Campo the On the Inquistion Sarah Lopez (1550-159? CE) A Petition to Elizabeth I Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright Food for Thought Is Baldesar Castiglione’s ideal donna di Is palazzo a reasonable model of feminine palazzo behavior? Why or why not? behavior? Please compare and contrast women’s Please contributions to the Protestant Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. and What are the difficulties in validating the What notion and claims of mysticism? notion Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Copyright ...
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