Manus mee distillaverunt mirram: The Essence of the Virgin and an Interpretation of Myrrh in the Vita Christi of Isabel de Villena

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Abstract

Alan Deyermond's pioneering work on medieval Hispanic women writers began in the 1970s with the medieval volume of his A Literary History of Spain:

This article combines the study of one woman writer with another of Deyermond's areas of expertise, his many studies of biblical allusions in Hispanomedieval literature (1989, 1996, 1999). That I here address, without apology, one of the major women writers of the Iberian Peninsula, Sor Isabel de Villena, is a fitting tribute to Deyermond's work. Interest in female religious authors has been growing since the 1970s and there is no need to justify examining the work of Sor Isabel de Villena, a noblewoman and religious writer, the illegitimate daughter of Enrique de Villena, who was related to Isabel la Católica through her father's family.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedieval Hispanic Studies in Memory of Alan Deyermond
EditorsAndrew M. Beresford, Louise M. Haywood, Julian Weiss
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherTamesis Books
Chapter9
Pages189-214
Number of pages26
Volume315
ISBN (Electronic)9781782040750
ISBN (Print)9781855662506
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Publication series

NameMonografías A
PublisherTamesis Books
Name
Volume315

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