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See also Karol Gorski. 'Modlitewnik Gertrudy Mieszkowny' in Studia i materialy z dziej6w duchowosci, Warsaw, 1980. , pp. 111-21. 2 Maya Peretz, 'In Search of the First Polish Woman Author' The Polish Review, vol. 38/4, 1993, pp. 469-83. 24 Polish Women Authors before 1800 3 Jan Sowinski, 0 uczonych polkach, Warsaw/Krzemeniec, 1821. 4 See Zbigniew Kuchowicz, 'Anna Wazowna' in Zywoty niepospolitych kobiet polskiego baroku, Lodz, 1989, pp. 9-14. 5 All poems for and by Memorata were republished in 1895 by Teodor Wierzbowski, Anny Memoraty 'Dziewicy polskiej' laciriskie wiersze z /at 1640-1644, as were several further poems by her that he discovered in manuscripts held in the Raczynski library in Poznan (three written in 1641, one in 1642 and two in 1644).
Matka Teresa Marchocka, karmelitanka bosa (1603-1652), Krakow, 1993; andjerzy Wieslaw Gogola, tycie mistyczne Teresy ad Jezusa Marchockiej, karmelitanka bosej (1603-1652), Studium z duchowosci karmelitariskiej, Krakow, 1995. Ignacy's version was published (1752) in Lwow. A new edition of Marchocka's writings is currently being prepared by the research group Zespol do Badan Zrodlowych nad Literaturq Dawn
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