Ancrene Wisse / Guide for Anchoresses: A Translation (Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies LUP)

By: Millet, Bella

Price: $75.95

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Book Condition: Very Good


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is underlined by a bozo with a pencil occasionally in the introduction and a few pages of the text. 331 pages with a large "notes" section, large bibliography.


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This new annotated translation of the "Ancrene Wisse," the early thirteenth-century guide for female recluses, presents a key document for the development of medieval spirituality and one of the major works of early Middle English prose. Reflecting the "democratization" of religious experience, one of the outcomes of the Medieval Reformation, the "Ancrene Wisse "drew on new kinds of pastoral literature designed to appeal to a more general audience, while its insight, wit, and charm made it a perennial devotional favorite throughout the Middle Ages. This is the first translation based on the full manuscript evidence, and it also offers an accessible and up-to-date introduction for both scholars and students.

Title: Ancrene Wisse / Guide for Anchoresses: A Translation (Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies LUP)

Author: Millet, Bella

Categories: Religion, General, Religion, Western,

Publisher: University of Exeter Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 0859897761

ISBN Number 13: 9780859897761

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Religion, Western

Seller ID: 143774

Keywords: Medieval, Spirituality, Female, Recluses, Recluse, Christianity, Monks, Abbots, Monestaries, Guidance, ,