A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe

A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe and her Book studied in both literary and historical context.

Author: Professor of Medieval History John H Arnold

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843840308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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Margery Kempe and her Book studied in both literary and historical context.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Book of Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000048035368

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 219

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Categories: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women s Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women s Writing

This Companion examines the lives of medieval women by focusing on the texts that emerged from and shaped their experience.

Author: Wallace David

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521796385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

View: 370

This Companion examines the lives of medieval women by focusing on the texts that emerged from and shaped their experience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

Margery Kempe and the Parish Katherine L. French The Book of Margery Kempe
has intrigued historians since its ... "Introduction: Reading and Re-reading The
Book of Margery Kempe," in A Companion to the Book of Margery Kempe, (eds) ...

Author: Linda Elizabeth Mitchell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409411540

Category: History

Page: 225

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This collection of essays reflects both the broad range of topics Barbara Hanawalt has broached as a medieval historian and also those her graduate students felt empowered to explore when working with her. Offering a wide methodological and disciplinary range, from political history to social history, and a broad range of sources, from public records to chronicles and literature, the contributors cover the identification of alien clothworkers to the communal aspects of the mayor of Norwich's body; from the self-creation of noble widows to the community creation of chaste women collectives. The introduction further provides an overview of the influence of Professor Hanawalt's work on modern-day medieval studies.
Categories: History

The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

Margery Kempe and the Parish Katherine L. French The Book of Margery Kempe
has intrigued historians since its ... "Introduction: Reading and Re-reading The
Book of Margery Kempe," in A Companion to the Book of Margery Kempe, (eds) ...

Author: Professor Douglas L Biggs

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481973

Category: History

Page: 244

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This collection of essays, whose title echoes that of her most well-known book, celebrates the career of Barbara A. Hanawalt, emerita George III Professor of British Studies at The Ohio State University. The volume's contents -- ranging from politics to family histories, from intimate portraits to extensive prosopographies -- are authored by both former students and career-long colleagues and friends, and reflect the wide range of topics on which Professor Hanawalt has written as well as her varied methodological approaches and disciplinary interests. The essays also mirror the variety of sources Professor Hanawalt has utilized in her work: public documents of the law courts and chancery; private deeds, charters, and wills; works of both religious and secular literature. The collection not only illustrates and reinforces the influence of Barbara Hanawalt's work on modern-day medieval studies, it is also a testament to her inspiring friendship and guidance during a career that has now spanned more than three decades.
Categories: History

A Companion to Middle English Prose

A Companion to Middle English Prose

Margery Kempe A . C . SPEARING All we know about Margery Kempe comes
from the text of the 1430s called The Book of Margery Kempe . The original is lost
, but a manuscript copy made about 1450 by one Salthows was discovered in ...

Author: Anthony Stockwell Garfield Edwards

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843840189

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Survey of and guide to all the major authors and genres in Middle English prose.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Book of Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe

3 M y companions and I went on board our. 124 High fashion, which was to
become even more pronounced in Elizabethan times, dictated that the outer
garment be “slashed” or cut to reveal the undergarment—in contrasting color.
125 This ...

Author: John Skinner

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780307768766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Though a familiar name, little was known about the English mystic Margery Kempe (c. 1373-c. 1440) for hundreds of years except that she had an association with the great Julian of Norwich. This all changed in 1934 with the discovery of The Book of Margery Kempe in a library where it had lain hidden for four hundred years. Finding Margery's own story was important not just because of the light it shed on her life, but it also turned out to be the first known autobiography in the English language. Even more intriguing to the experts of the day, this unique document was written by a woman. But if anyone had expected to find her anything like her cloistered contemporary, Julian, they were in for something of a surprise. Far from being a typical holy woman, Margery Kempe was married and mother of fourteen children. Moreover, she had been a woman of substance, even running a large brewery for a time. After turning to religion, she traveled thousands of miles around the known world on pilgrimages to distant lands. Beyond the circumstances of her life, what's most compelling about the text is the inner Margery that emerges. Her account of spiritual awakening, far from being a blissful episode is instead full of conflict and recrimination. What good was this new way of life if it caused her such trouble? Was this really the only way to lead a holy life? Margery remained unsure of the answers. But her patience in her struggle is a wonder to behold, and an example for us today.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Mysticism

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Mysticism

This book is an excellent introduction to the individuals, events and currents which shaped medieval English mystical texts.

Author: Samuel Fanous

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521853439

Category: History

Page: 309

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This book is an excellent introduction to the individuals, events and currents which shaped medieval English mystical texts.
Categories: History

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100 1500

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100   1500

Kempe. Margery Kempe was born c. 1373 in prosperous circumstances in
Bishop's Lynn (now King's Lynn) in Norfolk. ... This seems quite sensible given
that Margery Kempe is both the Book's author — in collaboration with her scribes
— and ...

Author: Larry Scanlon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827379

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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The medieval period was one of extraordinary literary achievement sustained over centuries of great change, anchored by the Norman invasion and its aftermath, the re-emergence of English as the nation's leading literary language in the fourteenth century and the advent of print in the fifteenth. This Companion spans four full centuries to survey this most formative and turbulent era in the history of literature in English. Exploring the period's key authors - Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain-Poet, Margery Kempe, among many - and genres - plays, romances, poems and epics - the book offers an overview of the riches of medieval writing. The essays map out the flourishing field of medieval literary studies and point towards new directions and approaches. Designed to be accessible to students, the book also features a chronology and guide to further reading.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c 1350 c 1500

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture  c 1350   c 1500

This strangely haunting vision raises a number of issues about how to read the
Book ofMargery Kempe. ... One important exception to this tendency is Lynn
Staley who separates author – 'Kempe' – and subject – 'Margery' (1994: 3) in a
radical ...

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405171960

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

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A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture,c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowlydefined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. A ground-breaking collection of newly-commissioned essays onmedieval literature and culture. Encourages students to think beyond a narrowly defined canonand conventional disciplinary boundaries. Reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary betweenmedieval and early modern literature. Stresses the importance of constructing contexts for readingliterature. Explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialoguewith other cultural products, including the literature of othercountries, manuscripts and religion. Includes close readings of frequently-studied texts, includingtexts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve. Confronts some of the controversies that exercise students ofmedieval literature, such as those connected with literary theory,love, and chivalry and war.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feeling Like Saints

Feeling Like Saints

“Books for the 'helpe of euery persoone þat þenkiþ to be saued': Six Devotional
Anthologies from Fifteenth-Century London. ... In A Companion to the Book of
Margery Kempe, edited by John H. Arnold and Katherine J. Lewis, 177–93.

Author: Fiona Somerset

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801470981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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"Lollard" is the name given to followers of John Wyclif, the English dissident theologian who was dismissed from Oxford University in 1381 for his arguments regarding the eucharist. A forceful and influential critic of the ecclesiastical status quo in the late fourteenth century, Wyclif’s thought was condemned at the Council of Constance in 1415. While lollardy has attracted much attention in recent years, much of what we think we know about this English religious movement is based on records of heresy trials and anti-lollard chroniclers. In Feeling Like Saints, Fiona Somerset demonstrates that this approach has limitations. A better basis is the five hundred or so manuscript books from the period (1375–1530) containing materials translated, composed, or adapted by lollard writers themselves. These writings provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling. Lollards wanted to feel like saints. From Wyclif they drew an extraordinarily rigorous ethic of mutual responsibility that disregarded both social status and personal risk. They recalled their commitment to this ethic by reading narratives of physical suffering and vindication, metaphorically martyring themselves by inviting scorn for their zeal, and enclosing themselves in the virtues rather than the religious cloister. Yet in many ways they were not that different from their contemporaries, especially those with similar impulses to exceptional holiness.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden

A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden

An early devotee of the Revelations was the well-known mystic Margery Kempe,
who, as the discovery of her Book in 1934 revealed, was deeply familiar with the
life and ideals of Birgitta. Margery was a citizen of Lynn, an important port in East
 ...

Author: Maria H. Oen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004399877

Category: History

Page: 348

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Ten scholars offer a comprehensive introduction to one of the most celebrated visionaries of the Middle Ages. The essays focus on Birgitta as an author, the reception of her writings, and the history of her religious order.
Categories: History

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture

The essays are supplemented by a chronology and guide to further reading, helping students build on the unique access this volume provides to what can seem a very foreign culture.

Author: Andrew Galloway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107495203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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The cultural life of England over the long period from the Norman Conquest to the Reformation was rich and varied, in ways that scholars are only now beginning to understand in detail. This Companion introduces a wide range of materials that constitute the culture, or cultures, of medieval England, across fields including political and legal history, archaeology, social history, art history, religion and the history of education. Above all it looks at the literature of medieval England in Latin, French and English, plus post-medieval perspectives on the 'Middle Ages'. In a linked series of essays experts in these areas show the complex relationships between them, building up a broad account of rich patterns of life and literature in this period. The essays are supplemented by a chronology and guide to further reading, helping students build on the unique access this volume provides to what can seem a very foreign culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Julian of Norwich

A Companion to Julian of Norwich

Similar observations can be made about margery Kempe, three centuries later.
During her lifetime, norwich was a centre of religious enthusiasm, orthodox as
well as heretical, and margery Kempe was not on her own. in her Book, margery
 ...

Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843841722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

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One of the most important medieval writers studied in historical and literary context.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Early Modern Women

Early Modern Women

For a compelling reading of the “ marriage debt " negotiation in the Book , see
Isabel Davis , “ Negotiating Medieval Patriarchy , " in A Companion to The Book
of Margery Kempe , ed . John Arnold and Katherine Lewis ( Woodbridge , Suffolk
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041028366

Category: Women

Page:

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Categories: Women

Reading Families

Reading Families

The book begins with Paston's letters, which were written at her husband's request, and ends with devotional texts that describe the spiritual daughterhood of the Bridgettine readers."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Rebecca Krug

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801439248

Category: History

Page: 238

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"Reading Families looks at the literate practice of two individual women, Margaret Paston and Margaret Beaufort, and of two communities in which women were central, the Norwich Lollards and the Bridgettines at Syon Abbey. The book begins with Paston's letters, which were written at her husband's request, and ends with devotional texts that describe the spiritual daughterhood of the Bridgettine readers."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Claims of Poverty

The Claims of Poverty

1 ( 1985 ) : 12–18 ; Brad Herzog , “ The Augustinian Subject , Franciscan Piety ,
and The Book of Margery Kempe : an Affective ... Kate Parker , “ Lynn and the
Making of a Mystic , ” in A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe , ed . John
H.

Author: Kate Crassons

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002880040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

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These texts not only record debates about the nature of poverty as a form of either vice or virtue, but explore epistemological and ethical aspects of the debates. When faced with a claim of poverty, people effectively become readers interpreting the signs of need in the body and speech of their fellow human beings. The literary and dramatic texts of late medieval England embodied the complexity of such interaction with particular acuteness, revealing the ethical stakes of interpretation as an act with direct material consequences. As The Claims of Poverty demonstrates, medieval literature shaped perceptions about who is defined as 'poor', and in so doing it emerged as a powerful cultural force that promoted competing models of community, sanctity, and justice
Categories: Literary Criticism

Middle aged Women in the Middle Ages

Middle aged Women in the Middle Ages

7 'LATE HIR SEYE WHAT SCHE WYL': OLDER WOMEN'S SPEECH AND THE
BOOK OF MARGERY KEMPE Sue ... 3 Carolyn Dinshaw, 'Margery Kempe', in
Carolyn Dinshaw and David Wallace, eds., The Cambridge Companion to
Medieval ...

Author: Sue Niebrzydowski

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843842828

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 153

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New research into medieval women from the Anglo-Saxon to the late medieval period demonstrates their energy, defiance and wit.
Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The Student s Companion to the Theologians

The Student s Companion to the Theologians

A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich, 2 parts. Toronto:
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval ... Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books. Gibson, G. 1989.
The Theater of ... The Book of Margery Kempe. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute.

Author: Ian S. Markham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118496442

Category: Religion

Page: 1008

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This companion brings together a team of contemporary theologians and writers to provide substantial introductions to the key people who shaped the Christian story and tradition. A substantial reference work, bringing together over 75 entries on the most important and influential theologians in the history of Christianity Structured accessibly around five periods: early centuries, middle ages, reformation period, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth-century to the present A to Z entries range from substantial essays to shorter overviews, each of which locates the theologian in their immediate context, summarizes the themes of their work, and explains their significance Covers a broad span of theologians, from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas, through to C. S. Lewis, James Cone, and Rosemary Radford Reuther Provides profiles of key Catholic, protestant, evangelical, and progressive theologians Includes a useful timeline to orientate the reader, reading lists, and a glossary of key terms
Categories: Religion