Book Of Devotions/Libro De Devociones Y Oficios
By Constanza de Castilla Edited by Constance L. Wilkins
This, the first edition of the devotionary composed by Constanza de Castilla, granddaughter of Pedro I and prioress of the monastery of Santa Domingo el Real Madrid from approximately 1416 to 1465, is an important contribution to the small body of writing by medieval Spanish women available today.
Comprising a variety of prayers and liturgy offices in Spanish and Latin, the book provides moving evidence of the beliefs, experience, and expression of religious women in Spain of the later Middle Ages.
Text and Notes
Index of Linguistic Citations
Index of Scriptural Citations
'This well-prepared edition is a valuable contribution to the study of women's literature and religious literature in medieval Spain.' (Modern Language Review, 94.3, 1999)
'. . . A text of considerable interest and significance . . . It is interesting to observe how, perceptibly, as modern scholarly editions make available the writings of such women, our knowledge of the contours of the learning, literary culture and writing of late-medieval women-particularly of the mystics and visionaries-grows, alters, and comes into focus.' (Mystics Quarterly, Volume 24 No. 4, December 1998)
Constanza de Castilla, Reina de Castilla was the daughter of Pedro I de Castilla, Rey de Castilla and Maria de Padilla. She was born in 1354 and died on 24 March 1394 in Leicester, England. She is buried at Newark Abbey, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.
New Titles List
Constanza de Castilla
Constance L. Wilkins
Exeter Hispanic Texts
- 'Ensaladas Villanescas' From The 'Romancero Nuevo'
- Book Of Devotions/Libro De Devociones Y Oficios
- Le Comte D'Essex
- Confession de Fe Christiana
- Letters From The Pyrenees
- Lives Of St Mary Magdalene And St Martha - (MS Esc. h-I-13)
- Los Siete Planetas
- New Berceo Manuscript - (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional MS 13149)
- Penitencia De Amor (Burgos, 1514)
- Poems To Lisi - Original Spanish text with parallel-text English verse translation
- Poesías Inéditas U Olvidadas
- Political Speeches And Journalism (1923-1929)
- El Ritmo
- Tractado De La Caualleria De La Gineta
- The Treaty Of Bayonne (1388)
- Vida De Segundo - Versión castellana de la Vita Secundi de Vicente de Beauvais
- Vida Rimada de Fernan Gonzalez