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Of Six Mediæval Women by Alice Kemp-Welch

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

[Illustration: _Bib. de l'Arsenal, Paris._

POET DECLAIMING TO ACCOMPANIMENT OF VIOL.

_Frontispiece._]

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


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