Table of Contents

Prophets, visionaries, and martyrs: Ursula Jost and her publisher Margarethe Prüss.
The monastic option: the struggle of the convents.
Marriage and motherhood: the preferred calling.
Learning and power: an elusive option.
"Herr Doktor" Katharina von Bora, 1499-1552, the Lutheran matriarch.
Argula von Grumbach, 1492 to 1563/68?: a Bavarian apologist and pamphleteer.
Elisabeth von Brandenburg, 1485-1555, and Elisabeth von Braunschweig, 1510-1558: exiled mothers, reforming rulers.
Katharina Schütz Zell, 1498-1562: a publishing church mother in Strasbourg.
Marie Dentière, 1495-1561: a Genevan reformer and writer.
Marguerite de Navarre, 1492-1549, and Jeanne d'Albret, 1528-1572: the protectors of the French reformers.
Renée de France, 1510-1575: a friend of the Huguenots.
Olimpia Fulvia Morata, 1526/27-1555: an Italian scholar.
Conclusions and observations on gender and the Reformation