Anchoritism in the Middle Ages approaches medieval anchoritism from a variety of critical angles. Individually, the essays challenge perceived notions of the very concept of anchoritic rule and guidance, study the interaction between language and linguistic forms in anchoritic texts, address the connection between anchoritism and other forms of solitude, and explore the influence of anchoritic literature on lay devotion. As a whole, the volume, which ranges from the third century to the sixteenth and spans all of Europe, illuminates the richness and fluidity of anchoritic works and shows how anchoritism pervaded the spirituality of the Middle Ages, for the lay and religious alike.
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Series:||University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Catherine Innes-Parker is professor in the Department of English at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada. Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa is professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature at Shizuoka University in Japan.