Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (ca 935-ca. 975)

Phyllis Brown, Santa Clara University

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One manuscript produced in Saxony late in the tenth century or early in the eleventh, the Emmeram-Munich Codex, provide nearly everything that is known about Hrotsvit. She was a canoness at the imperial abbey of Gandersheim, who in the second half of the tenth century wrote eight religious verse narratives, a brief prayer in verse, six plays, a poem depicting scenes from the Apocalypse, and two biographical/historical verse narrative -all in Latin.