Volume 28

Simone Mengis

Schreibende Frauen um 1500
Scriptorium und Bibliothek des Dominikanerinnenklosters St. Katharina St. Gallen

Berlin / Boston 2013, 366 p., 31 ill.


The Dominican nuns of St. Katharina's Convent in St. Gallen, that was never incorporated into the order, and who joined the reform of the order in the second half of the 15th century of their own spiritual accord, dedicated themselves especially to their library and the production of manuscripts in the convent's own scriptorium. Using this as an exemple, the present study provides a comprehensive overview of monastic text production and important insights into the culture of medieval writing and the cloister as a place of literary culture.