The convent of jericho in Brussels and its literary networkThe convent of jericho in Brussels and its literary network
Faculty of Arts. History
Research centre Ruusbroec Institute
Anuario de estudios medievales / Universidad de Barcelona. Instituto de Historia Medieval de Espaņa. - Barcelona
44(2014):1, p. 381-412
University of Antwerp
The Augustinian convent of Jericho in Brussels was one of the main centres of textual, literary, and spiritual culture in the late medieval Low Countries. In addition to the large collection of manuscripts which the canonesses wrote for themselves, the sisters produced several books for people and institutions outside the convent walls. Thus the sisters were both important recipients as well as significant producers of texts. This article will focus on the question of the origin of the texts and books that the sisters used to build their library. Additionally, attention will be paid to the external recipients of the books that the Jericho scribes made, in order to shed light on the as yet understudied exchange of texts and books to and from (female) convents and the literary networks in which these religious institutions functioned.