Isabel de Villena

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Author

Isabel de Villena

Location

Valencia, Spain

Dates

1430-1490

Biography

Isabel de Villen was the illegitimate child of Enrique de Villena an unknown noblewoman who rose to become the abbess of the Santa Trinitat convent inValencia at the age of 33. As the first major female writer of a work done in the Catalan language, she composed a number of religious treaties. Her most famous work was her Vita Christi (Christ's Life).

Works

Vita Christi

Languages

Valencian and Catalan

Genres

Epistolary

Editions and Translations

Llibre anomenat 'Vita Christi.' Edited by Ramon Miquely Planas, 3 vols (Barcelona: Biblioteca Catalana, 1916)

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