Women's Writing in Middle English

Women's Writing in Middle English : An Annotated Anthology

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Women's writing in any period remains of critical concern, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Alexandra Barratt's edition offers a wide range of texts from the period 1300-1500, including: * Original texts written by women in the Middle Ages * Texts translated by women in the Middle Ages * Prayers, meditations, scriptural comment, and accounts of religious experiences * Educational writings * Romance, poetry Each poem is given a headnote, giving details of composition, manuscript and sources. Full on-page annotation is provided giving details of allusions to contemporary religious, historical and social issues. A general introduction gives context to all the pieces and provides a penetrating account of the role of women in a burgeoning society of literary and cultural transmission.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 200.7 x 388.7 x 112.7mm | 657g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 1138837598
  • 9781138837591

Table of contents

Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Editorial procedure Introduction The Texts (extracts) 1. Middle English Trotula texts 2. Marie de France: Lay le Freine 3. Mechtild of Hackeborn and Gertrude the Great : The Book of Ghostly Grace 4. Marguerite Porete: The Mirror of Simple Souls 5. Elizabeth of Hungary: The Revelations of Saint Elizabeth 6. Bridget of Sweden: The Revelations and The Rule of Our Saviour 7. Catherine of Siena: The Orchard of Syon 8. Julian of Norwich: A Revelation of Love 9. Christine de Pisan: The Epistle of Othea and The Body of Policy 10. A Revelation of Purgatory: A Revelation Showed to a Holy Woman 11. Fifteen Prayers Revealed to a Recluse: The Fifteen Oes 12. Margery Kempe: The Book of Margery Kempe 13. A Collection of Prayers: The Faits and the Passion of Our Lord Jesu Christ 14. Women and the Law 15. Dame Eleanor Hull 16. Juliana Berners: The Book of Hunting 17. The Cellaress of Barking Abbey 18. Some Paston Letters 19. Fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century poems 20. Lady Margaret Beaufort: The Imitation of Christ and The Mirror of Gold to the Sinful Soul 21. Fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century prayers Bibliography Indexshow more

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