Ancrene Wisse/Guide for Anchoresses: A Translation

Ancrene Wisse/Guide for Anchoresses: A Translation

by Bella Millett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859897754
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Series: University of Exeter Press - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bella Millett is a Professor of English at the University of Southampton. The main focus of her research has been on a group of West Midlands prose works, and she has edited Hali Meithhad (1982), co-edited Medieval English Prose for Women: Selections from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse (1990) with Jocelyn Wogan-Browne and has jointly produced an annotated bibliography, Ancrene Wisse, The Katherine Group, and the Wooing Group (1996).

Table of Contents

Preface to this edition vii


1 Ancrene Wisse and its Contexts ix

2 Sources and Analogues xxvi

3 The Form of the Work xxix

4 The Textual History of Ancrene Wisse xxxvii

5 This Translation xlvii

Guide for Anchoresses

Preface 1

Part 1 7

Part 2 20

Part 3 48

Part 4 68

Part 5 114

Part 6 132

Part 7 145

Part 8 155

Explanatory Notes 167


1 A Note on Further Reading 279

2 Abbreviations and Short Titles 280

3 Editions and Secondary Works 281

General Index 295

Scriptural Quotations Index 324

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