by Christine Sciacca
J. Paul Getty Museum
Arts & Photography , History
Pub Date 20 Jun 2017
I am reviewing a copy of Illuminating Women in the Medieval World through Getty Publications Netgalley:
Almost nine hundred years ago in Medieval France Abelard and Heloise d’ Argentueil became lovers engaged in an ill fated affair.
Although Women formed an integral part of the Medieval World records of their achievements are few.
At the age of twelve Hedwig of Selsia married the future Duke Henry of Selsia she raised seven children one who died in battle.
Numerous female saints served as Models for both Men and Women I’m the Medieval World.
Catherine of Alexandria was a learned woman who refused to worship paagan idols.
Margaret of York was well renowned for her small but lavish collection of books.
Hildegard of Bergen was a twelfth century mystic who was famous for the visions she wrote down and were eventually published.
Jeanne de Montabason was a Pakistan Book Seller and illuminator.
I give Illuminating Women in the Medieval World was five out of five stars.