Of Six Mediæval Women; To Which Is Added A Note on Mediæval Gardens


Produced by Meredith Bach, Irma Spehar and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at https://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive/American Libraries.) OF SIX MEDIAEVAL WOMEN WITH A NOTE ON MEDIAEVAL GARDENS MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED LONDON . BOMBAY . CALCUTTA MELBOURNE THE MACMILLAN COMPANY NEW YORK . BOSTON . CHICAGO DALLAS . SAN FRANCISCO THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD. TORONTO OF SIX MEDIAEVAL WOMEN TO WHICH IS ADDED A NOTE ON MEDIAEVAL GARDENS BY ALICE KEMP-WELCH WITH INTRODUCTION AND ILLUSTRATIONS MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON 1913 COPYRIGHT AUTHOR'S NOTE The Author's acknowledgments are due to the Editor of The Nineteenth Century and After for his kind permission to reprint such of the following studies as have already appeared in that Review, and also to "George Fleming" (Miss Constance Fletcher) for her rendering, on page 146, of four verses of Christine de Pisan's poem on Joan of Arc. CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION xi A TENTH-CENTURY DRAMATIST, ROSWITHA THE NUN 1 A TWELFTH-CENTURY ROMANCE-WRITER, MARIE DE FRANCE 29 A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY MYSTIC AND BEGUINE, MECHTHILD OF MAGDEBURG 57 A FOURTEENTH-CENTURY ART-PATRON AND PHILANTHROPIST, MAHAUT, COUNTESS OF ARTOIS 83 A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY FEMINISTE, CHRISTINE DE PISAN 116 AGNES SOREL 147 A NOTE ON MEDIAEVAL GARDENS 173 ILLUSTRATIONS FACE PAGE Poet declaiming to accompaniment of Viol Frontispiece Roswitha presenting her Poem to the Emperor Otho I., the Abbess of Gandersheim standing at her side. A. Duerer, 1501 1 Cover of St. Emmeran Gospels. 10th century 7 Marriage of Otho II. and Theophano. Byzantine, 10th century 7

Alice Kemp-Welch

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