Anchoritism in the Middle Ages: Texts and Traditions

Anchoritism in the Middle Ages: Texts and Traditions

by Catherine Innes-Parker (Editor)

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Anchoritism in the Middle Ages: Texts and Traditions by Catherine Innes-Parker

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780708326015
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Series: University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series
Pages: 256
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.

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