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Women and Women's Writings from Antiquity Through the Middle Ages: Women in the Medieval World

Jennifer Wynne Hellwarth (Essay Date January 2002)

  1. See M. T. Clanchy, From Memory to Written Record: England 1066-1307, Second Edition (Oxford UK & Cambridge USA: Blackwell, 1993), Chapter 7, 'Literate and Illiterate', for a more detailed discussion of this issue.
  2. Eve Rachele Sanders, Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 2.
  3. See Margaret Ferguson, Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender and Empire in Early Modern England and France (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). See also Frances Dolan, 'Reading, Writing, and other crimes', from Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects, Valerie Traub, M. Lindsay Kaplan and Dympna Callaghan, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 158.
  4. David Cressy, Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980).
  5. See R. A.Houston, Literacy...

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