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Teresa de Cartagena: a late medieval woman's theological approach to disability

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This thesis studies, through a literary and theological analysis of her writings and an examination of her background, how a fifteenth century Spanish nun called Teresa de Cartagena dealt spiritually with disability. She was physically disabled, having become deaf as an adult but also having endured many illnesses. Her first book, Arboleda de los enfermos, was written to pass on to other sufferers the spiritual lessons she had learned from her own suffering; that suffering was good becau...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:c416992a-09f6-4516-b7cc-59bd88ff4717
Local pid:
ora:5203

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