Pilgrimage in Medieval English Literature, 700-1500

Pilgrimage in Medieval English Literature, 700-1500

by Dee Dyas
     
 

The meaning of pilgrimage and its development over 800 years, reflected in contemporary writings.See more details below

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The meaning of pilgrimage and its development over 800 years, reflected in contemporary writings.

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An illuminating perspective. MYSTICS QUARTERLY Special credit for including Old English texts... a useful guide, a rich background study. SPECULUM A brilliant and richly-woven tapestry, full of insight and fresh ideas....It is not possible to do justice to the wide range and complexity of this exciting book in a brief review. JNL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
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Director of the Society for the Study of Medieval Christianity and Culture, Dyas sets out the different elements that comprise medieval pilgrimage, beginning with the origins and early development of Christian pilgrimage. She then traces how the multiple interpretations of pilgrimage were incorporated into the spirituality of the Anglo- Saxon church, and examines their influence on Old English and later medieval literature. She concludes that the life of a pilgrim encompassed interior, moral, and place pilgrimages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859916233
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
05/04/2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

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