The Book of Margery Kempe / Edition 1

The Book of Margery Kempe / Edition 1

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by Margery B. Kempe
     
 

This is an edition of the earliest surviving autobiography of the unique account of the extraordinary life, travels and revelations of Margery Kempe. For the first time the original text is presented in an accessible form for modern readers. This is the most compelling and significant English text of the Middle Ages. Provides on-page annotation , the first of its… See more details below

Overview

This is an edition of the earliest surviving autobiography of the unique account of the extraordinary life, travels and revelations of Margery Kempe. For the first time the original text is presented in an accessible form for modern readers. This is the most compelling and significant English text of the Middle Ages. Provides on-page annotation , the first of its kind for this book, which brings together the insights of scholarship on Kempe since the discovery of the manuscript in 1934. Also included is a chronology of Kemp's life, a helpful summary analysis of the chapters, and a full bibliography. A must for those interested in the history or literature of the Middle Ages, or for those interested in Women's' history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879288720
Publisher:
Medieval Institute Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Middle English Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262

Meet the Author

Barry Windeatt is a professor of English at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He translated The Book of Margery Kempe for Penguin Classics.

Barry Windeatt is a professor of English at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He translated The Book of Margery Kempe for Penguin Classics.

Table of Contents

The Book of Magery KempeIntroduction

Suggested Chronology of the Life of Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe

Notes

Further Reading

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