By Celia Hawkesworth
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The only area enjoying a degree of independence was Transylvania. 1 It is a remarkable work, compiled from his own collection, the result of many years’ study in mainly private libraries in Transylvania where he served as pastor in remote villages and as librarian at the Calvinist college of Gyulafehérvár (now Alba Iulia). It includes 62 anonymous works and 528 authors, of whom only three are women. In his introduction Bod writes: In other countries women scholars are included among male writers and receive due praise; they are not as rare as black swans and white jackdaws.
There are plenty of romantic letters and a number of family ones also, such as Mrs Ádám Lacker’s missive to her son at school concerning a bursary. 10 There is at least one example of a woman learning to write; in 1589 the recentlymarried Kata Várday, wife of Pál Telegdy, received a letter for her to copy concerning the acquisition of new estates. 11 But the most interesting of all letters written by a woman of this period is one by Kata Telegdy (Pál Telegdy’s younger sister) to an unknown correspondent.
Wybór, opracowanie i przekl⁄ ad Zbigniew Kadl⁄ ubek, Dariusz Rott. Katowice-Pszczyna, 1998 7 See studies by Karol Górski, Matka Morte˛ska, Kraków, 1971; Magdalena Morte˛ska, ‘Nauki duchowne …’, in K. ), Kierownictwo duchowe w klasztorach zen´skich w Polsce XVI–XVII wieku, Warszawa, 1980; Magdalena Morte˛ska, ‘Rozmys´lania o Me˛ce Pan´skiej’, in K. ), Pisma ascetyczno-mistyczne benedyktynek reformy chel⁄ min´skiej, Poznan´, 1937. 8 The one extant manuscript, preserved in the Biblioteka Ossolineum in Wrocl⁄ aw, consists of 320 pages, copied down by four different hands between the years 1607 and 1630.
A History of Central European Women's Writing (Studies in Russian & Eastern European History) by Celia Hawkesworth