Unformatted text preview: women are shown and that these texts were widely transmitted. Most of these texts would be either in Latin or Vernacular language that most people could not read. Also the surviving record could be incomplete because not everything survives. Stoertz mentions a Vernacular text that was supposedly written by a woman for women although she goes on to say that other versions of the same text appear to be written by a masculine perspective for a masculine audience. The real author of the text is a mystery; so for her to use this as evidence for me at least makes her argument not as strong. Since most of the texts at the time were written from a male perspective, Stoertz’ argument is hard to accept as true. Also, a lot of religious texts would be written in a biased manner to enhance the miracle aspect of saints....
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