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A Companion to the Book of Margery Kempe

A Companion to the Book of Margery Kempe

by John H. Arnold
     
 

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Margery Kempe's Book provides rare access to the "marginal voice" of a lay medieval woman, and is now the focus of much critical study. This Companion seeks to complement the existing almost exclusively literary scholarship with work that also draws significantly on historical analysis, and is concerned to contextualise Kempe's Book in a number of different ways,

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Margery Kempe's Book provides rare access to the "marginal voice" of a lay medieval woman, and is now the focus of much critical study. This Companion seeks to complement the existing almost exclusively literary scholarship with work that also draws significantly on historical analysis, and is concerned to contextualise Kempe's Book in a number of different ways, using her work as a way in to the culture and society of medieval northern Europe. Topics include images and pilgrimage; women, work and trade in medieval Norfolk; political culture and heresy; the prophetic tradition; female mystics and the body; women's roles and lifecycle; religious drama and reenactment; autobiography and gender. Contributors: JOHN H. ARNOLD, P.H. CULLUM, ISABEL DAVIS, ALLYSON FOSTER, JACQUELINE JENKINS, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, KATE PARKER, KIM M. PHILLIPS, SARAH SALIH, CLAIRE SPONSLER, DIANE WATT, BARRY WINDEATT.

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Contains much that will enrich future interpretations of this text.(...) There is much to recommend. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843842149
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr John H Arnold is a Lecturer in Medieval History at Birbeck College, University of London, England.

Senior Lecturer in History, University of Huddersfield

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