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By Wybren Scheepsma

Within the final a long time of the fourteenth century a brand new spiritual move arose within the northern Low international locations, the so-called glossy Devotion, which had a big effect upon spiritual lifestyles in Europe, and wasparticularly well liked by girls. earlier there was no learn of the ladies who performed a component within the move, yet this e-book seeks to fill the space via a case examine of the bankruptcy of Windesheim and the paranormal and non secular texts its sisters produced, common of the feminine religious event of the fashionable Devotion. the writer analyses texts via such very important canonesses as Salome Sticken, Alijt Bake and Jacominje Costers, putting them within the context of way of life within the convent; the nameless sisterbook of the most important convent at Diepenveen additionally proves a wealthy resource of ancient info. even supposing the ladies have been all interested by enhancing spiritual lifestyles of their convents, their methods of doing so are proven to have diverse dramatically, resulting in clash with either different individuals of the convent, and the male leaders of the bankruptcy; major during this regard is Bake's imaginative and prescient of a paranormal spirituality, which finally ended in her ejection from the convent and exile. BR> WYBREN SCHEEPSMA teaches Dutch language on the Hogeschool Leiden.

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Breure 1985a, 242–5. 3. DV, ff. 213v–214r and D, ff. 14d–15a (cf. DV, f. 103r–v and D, f. 113c–d, where the same formula appears in a different context). DV, f. 243r and D, ff. 55d–56a; cf. the passages from the previous note. Salome Sticken was prioress from 1412–47, Katharina van Naaldwijk was subprioress from 1420 (Griete van Ahaus succeeded her around 1437; cf. DV, f. 215r), and Elsebe Hasenbroecks was procuratrix from 1408 to 1441 (but from around 1437 on, Trude van Compostel also fulfilled that office; cf.

Kohl 1980, 85. The status of lay sisters may be compared to the lay brothers in the Windesheim male establishments (cf. Kohl 1980, 79–90 and van Dijk 1986, 70–83). See for example DV, ff. 241r–v and D, ff. 54d–55a: in 1419 the so-called ‘outerworks’ were brought within the priory walls, but nine sisters remained outside to serve guests and tend the livestock. Deventer, SAB, Inc. 209: Otto of Passau, Boeck des gulden throens of der XXIV ouden, GL, Utrecht, 30 March 1480 (Kronenberg 1917, 209; Incunabula in Dutch Libraries 1983, no.

3462) and Deventer, SAB, Inc. 160, Jacobus de Voragine, Sermoenen op die evangelien doer dat gehele jaer, Peter van Os, Zwolle, 6 November 1489 (Kronenberg 1917, no. 160; Incunabula in Dutch Libraries 1983, no. 2604). DV, ff. 237r–240r and D, ff. 52b–54b; cf. the case of Armgert van Lisse in DV, ff. 287r–v and D, f. 172c. 33 MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS WOMEN IN THE NETHERLANDS status as Geert Grote’s student, the inspired Johannes Brinckerinck wanted to make selections purely on the basis of personal qualifications.

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