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The Garden of Delights–Now Available

The Garden of Delights: Reform and Renaissance for Women in the Twelfth Century

Fiona J. Griffiths

412 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 18 illus.

Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3960-1 | $65.00 | £42.50

A volume in the Middle Ages Series series

The Garden of Delights"Writing a book about one of the most complex books ever assembled is no easy task, yet Griffiths rises to the occasion. . . . This work will be widely and warmly received by medievalists everywhere."–Jeffrey Hamburger, Harvard University

In The Garden of Delights, Fiona J. Griffiths offers the first major study of the Hortus deliciarum, a magnificently illuminated manuscript of theology, biblical history, and canon law written both by and explicitly for women at the end of the twelfth century. In so doing she provides a brilliantly persuasive new reading of female monastic culture.

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Book reviewers: to request a press copy, contact Ellen Trachtenberg at ellenpt@pobox.upenn.edu.