Medieval English Prose for Women Selections from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse

ISBN-10: 0198119976

ISBN-13: 9780198119975

Edition: 1992

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Description: The Ancrene Wisse, a guide for female recluses in the West Midlands in the early thirteenth century, and the closely related works of the "Katherine Group," offer vivid and fascinating insights into the religious life of the time. The difficulty of the language however, which skillfully blends Latin and native English stylistic traditions, has made the documents largely inaccessible to all but experts in Middle English. This edition presents the works in a new and readable critical text that includes interspersed translations, notes, a select glossary, and a general introduction, making this volume highly useful to undergraduates and generalists with limited knowledge of Middle English.

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Book details

List price: $81.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts and Translations
Texts
Hali Mei�had: Epistel of Meidenhad Meidene Froure
A Letter on Virginity: A Letter on Virginity for the Encouragement of Virgins
Seinte Margarete
Saint Margaret
Sawles Warde I &Thorn;e Feaderes Ant I &Thorn;e Sunes Ant I &Thorn;e Hali Gastes Nome, Her Biginne� 'sawles Warde'
The Custody of the Soul
Ancrene Wisse, Part 7
Guide for Anchoresses, Part 7
Ancrene Wisse, Part 8
Guide for Anchoresses, Part 8
Textual Commentary
Glossary
List of Proper Names
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