The Ancrene Riwle

The Ancrene Riwle

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by M.B. Salu
     
 

Translation of the Middle English manual 'Ancrene Riwle' ('Rule for Anchoresses'), which was composed between 1225 and 1240 for the spiritual instruction of women. This edition contains an introduction by Dom Gerard Sitwell and a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Translation of the Middle English manual 'Ancrene Riwle' ('Rule for Anchoresses'), which was composed between 1225 and 1240 for the spiritual instruction of women. This edition contains an introduction by Dom Gerard Sitwell and a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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"A valuable and readable introduction to the Ancrene Riwle. A remarkably skilful translation."— Review of English Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780859893411
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
UEP - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies
Edition description:
1
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Ancrene Riwle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own an old copy of this, from when the title on the cover was 'Ancrene Wisse,' published in 1962 by Corpus Christie College, Cambridge, at the price of 30 shillings. A fair 90% of the book is in Old English, and will be unreadable to more than 99% of readers. But if you are a completist, you need this book! It's an excellent example of Tolkien's true passion... Philology, the study of language.