Vogtu wrote

Several options which may work?

"The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority" by Tanya Stabler Miller

"Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany" by Fiona Griffiths

"Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages" by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

"Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture" by Felice Lifshitz

"Women and Religion in Medieval and Renaissance Italy" edited by Daniel Bornstein and Roberto Rusconi


Vogtu OP wrote

For people unfamiliar, Endnotes is an irregular journal of communist theory, their fifth issue being a pretty wide-ranging collection of pieces I don’t think I could easily summarize. (I am an anarchist but I read the anti-authoritarian communist stuff)

The first essay, which I am currently reading, is pretty eye opening. It looks at the relation between small groups of “revolutionaries” and revolutions, and uses psychoanalysis to understand why these groups always seem to fall apart.


Vogtu OP wrote

Identifies reformism among ‘abolitionist’ movement as a main obstacle, takes George Jackson’s revolutionary theory & practice seriously.

“Adjusting abolition so that its desires can be articulated within ‘legitimate’ politics limits the framework and constrains our capacity to be clear about what needs to be done. Abolition at its logical end is not just the abolition of police and prisons, or even the state, but the terms of order as we know it.”


Vogtu OP wrote

Kind of random, but I've been enjoying listening to this podcast about The Weather Underground called Mother Country Radicals, which is made by the son of Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. It has a lot of interesting details about the Weather Underground's relationship to the Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army.