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The Book of Margery Kempe / Edition 1

The Book of Margery Kempe / Edition 1

by Lynn Staley


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The Book of Margery Kempe / Edition 1

In this fresh, classroom-friendly volume, Margery Kempe, a married woman from fifteenth-century England, dictates her remarkable life story. Far from provincial, this extraordinary woman tells us about her business ventures in Lynn, her spiritual conversion and asceticism, and her travels all around Europe and the Holy Land while on pilgrimage. Kempe presents a splendidly detailed perspective of a woman from the rising middle class of the late Middle Ages, of a frequent pilgrim, and of a would-be saint gifted with spectacular crying. This edition, faithful to the original Middle English text but edited for accessibility to students, includes a gloss, notes, introduction, and a glossary, making The Book of Margery Kempe an excellent choice for any class interested in religion, gender, travel, or even daily life in late medieval Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781879288720
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication date: 12/01/1996
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 949,562
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lynn Staley is Professor of the humanities and medieval studies at Colgate University. She specializes in Chaucer, medieval literature and culture, Spenser, and early Renaissance literature.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Select Bibliography The Book of Margery Kempe Notes Glossary

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