Saint Gertrude's Contribution to Western Civilization Descriptive Essay by Top Papers

Saint Gertrude's Contribution to Western Civilization
A look at Saint Gertrude's achievements.
# 143995 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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This paper describes the character and contributions of Saint Gertrude. According to the paper, she combined in one person, attainments that had hitherto appeared separately.She was simultaneously a successful mystic, writer, and nun, a portfolio of identities that no Catholic woman until Saint Teresa of Avila, living over two hundred years later, could claim, and that very few-if any-women in all of medieval history possessed.

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"Saint Gertrude's most remarkable achievement was in combining, in one person, attainments that had hitherto appeared separately. Saint Gertrude (1256-1302) was simultaneously a successful mystic, writer, and nun, a portfolio of identities that no Catholic woman until Saint Teresa of Avila, living over two hundred years later, could claim, and that very few--if any-women in all of medieval history possessed. It is tempting to approach any biography of Saint Gertrude through her most obvious predecessor, Hrotsvit of Gandersheim ..."

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"Saint Gertrude's Contribution to Western Civilization" 01 December 2009. Web. 19 October. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/saint-gertrude-contribution-to-western-civilization-143995/>

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