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The Resource Scribit Mater : Mary and the language arts in the literature of medieval England, Georgiana Donavin

Scribit Mater : Mary and the language arts in the literature of medieval England, Georgiana Donavin

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Scribit Mater : Mary and the language arts in the literature of medieval England
Title
Scribit Mater
Title remainder
Mary and the language arts in the literature of medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Georgiana Donavin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary, Mother of the Word, became an icon for excellent communication during the English Middle Ages. This engaging work explores the literature that established Mary as headmistress of the liberal arts and exemplar of perfected speech. Given England's rich and extended practices of Marian piety, Georgiana Donavin focuses her research solely on English writers from the Anglo-Saxon period through the late Middle Ages. Through the writings of John of Garland, John of Howden, Chaucer, Gower, Lydgate, Margery Kempe, and several anonymous lyricists and playwrights, Donavin illuminates Mary's position as the great teacher of trivium studies and muse of various discourses. Scribit Mater begins with a survey of medieval English representations of the Virgin Mary as a wise and studious woman. It demonstrates how diverse authors imagined the Virgin's holy speech to be the highest sign of her wisdom. These authors venerated Mary as a Christian Lady Rhetorica because they were taught to read and compose by studying Marian services and hymns, they heard Mary's mellifluous speech in renderings of the Magnificat and other popular lyrics, or they saw the Virgin Birth as the purest articulation of the Word. They appropriated Mary's rhetorical powers in many forms: in university textbooks teaching students to imitate the Virgin's oratory, in meditations describing the Virgin's body as a holy grammar, in short lyrics extolling the Virgin's beautiful voice, in long narrative verse seeking the Virgin's inspiration and illumination, and more. While Scribit Mater highlights different medieval English understandings of the Virgin's sapient eloquence according to class, education, and gender, it demonstrates long-standing and widespread traditions acknowledging and celebrating the Mother's verbal prowess."--Jacket
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Donavin, Georgiana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Maria
  • Maria
  • Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • English literature
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Communication in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Language arts
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • Communication in literature
  • English literature
  • Language arts
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Symbolism
  • England
  • Christliche Literatur
  • England
  • Mittelenglisch
  • Mittellatein
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christliche Literatur
  • England
  • Mittelenglisch
  • Mittellatein
Label
Scribit Mater : Mary and the language arts in the literature of medieval England, Georgiana Donavin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The English lives of Mary -- John of Garland, gram/marian -- The musical mother tongue in Anglo-Latin poetry for meditation -- Chaucer and dame school -- Mary's mild voice in the Middle English lyrics -- Margery Kempe and the virgin birth of her book
Control code
ocn815281358
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219431
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25gw6v
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815281358
Label
Scribit Mater : Mary and the language arts in the literature of medieval England, Georgiana Donavin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The English lives of Mary -- John of Garland, gram/marian -- The musical mother tongue in Anglo-Latin poetry for meditation -- Chaucer and dame school -- Mary's mild voice in the Middle English lyrics -- Margery Kempe and the virgin birth of her book
Control code
ocn815281358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219431
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25gw6v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815281358

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